The Presbyterian Church in Canada

Presbyterian World Service & Development

Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D) is excited to announce our participation in the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon for the second year in a row!

PWS&D is the development and relief organization of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. For over 65 years, we have been working with partners overseas and Presbyterians here in Canada to make positive changes in our global village. By responding together to God's call to serve vulnerable and marginalized people, we are building sustainable futures and helping communities overcome poverty and recover from emergency situations.

Respond with us by joining Team PWS&D!



By participating in the marathon as a member of Team PWS&D, you will be running in support of life-changing development and relief programs that benefit men, women and children around the world.

If you register to raise money for PWS&D, you will receive a charity discount on your registration fee. In addition, the first 8 people to join will register at no cost. Sign up as soon as possible for your full or half-marathon or 5km race!

No matter the distance you choose to run, your participation and fundraising efforts will have a meaningful impact on the lives of others. Individuals, families, friends and congregations are all welcome!

For more information about registration, contact Emily Vandermeer (, 1-800-619-7301 ext. 293).

GIVE and Help us Reach our goal of $10,000

Prepare for your race by collecting pledges and raising funds for PWS&D programs that provide nutritious food, clean water, improved health care and access to education, and opportunities for the future.

Last year, Presbyterians in Canada helped us to raise $12,000 for PWS&D programs. This year, our exciting goal is to raise another $10,000.

Members of Team PWS&D will also have the opportunity to create and customize their own individual fundraising page by uploading photos and video, and setting individual fundraising goals. Get family, friends and co-workers involved by sponsoring you, or even joining you in the race.

If you are not able to participate in the marathon, you can still support our team by making a donation to PWS&D or by sponsoring a team or runner.

Here are a few examples of the type of initiatives your fundraising dollars support:

RUN to Make a Difference!

The marathon takes place on Sunday, October 20, 2013.

While Team PWS&D may seem small in comparison to the 24,000 runners out there, your impact will be large.


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