2020 Constantine-Yorkville Virtual Run
2020 Constantine-Yorkville
Virtual Run
September 19th, 2020 (or 26th if raining)

Celebrating #GivingTuesdayNow

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January 16, 2023

Support GEM in celebrating #GivingTuesdayNow; a global day dedicated to unifying support for charitable organizations providing important services during COVID-19.

If you haven’t yet supported GEM this year, we urge you to donate now. From just $10 a month, you can become a member of GEMcircle, an important part of GEM’s dynamic community of donors supporting our work to ensure that no girl is left behind.

Now more than ever, GEMgirls are facing anxiety, stress and loneliness. They are struggling and feeling overwhelmed from the disruption of their school year, impact on their grades, and uncertainty about their future.  

“Due to the current situation, my mother lost her job. I’m worried about the wellbeing of my father who is vulnerable to the virus due to a health condition. A bunch of my extracurriculars/volunteering roles have been cancelled. I feel a bit overwhelmed by the news.” – GEMgirl

GEM is committed to seeing them through this crisis, but we can’t do it alone. Your donation today will help GEMgirls through the extraordinary challenges they face, and support their resilience, strength and optimism.

“Checking in every week and talking things through about the current situation and its effects is really helpful because it reminds us that we don’t have to feel alone because we’re in self isolation.”  -GEMgirl

Mentorship Matters, especially right now. Your monthly GEMcircle gift will enable us to continue to be a cornerstone in a GEMgirl’s life.  

Click here to join the GEMCircle.

**Members receive exciting quarterly updates, with interesting stories from the GEM community, and invitations to special activities and events.

Click here to make a one-time donation.

Thank you for your generous support,

Wendy Sung-Aad
Executive Director

Support #TeamGEM at this year’s Yorkville Virtual Run!

This year, the Yorkville Run will be held virtually from September 13th to September 27th, 2020. Below are the different ways you can participate and support us this year.

1) REGISTER TO Run or Walk with #TEAMGEM

Together, from the safety and comfort of our own neighbourhoods (or anywhere you choose, as long as it abides social distancing rules) we will be RUNNING or WALKING for #TeamGEM on September 19th, 2020 (or on September 26th if it’s raining).

Click here to register

All registered participants will receive a Premium Race Kit and customized Starter's Medal.

To prove your participation, you must do one of the following:

  • Record your run by using our custom Starter's Medal and/or a GPS App such as STRAVA, ASICS RUN KEEPER, or NIKE PLUS and submit your time and a photo of your time to your Race Roster profile.
  • Post a selfie/run photo or video taken during or after your run on Facebook or Instagram and follow @YorkvilleRun and tag ​#TeamGEM, #YorkvilleRun, and #Constantine5K. There are several partner prizes to be won!

We have a roster of GEMgirls who would like to run for #TeamGEM. Donate now to help them register!

3) Donate to a #teamGEM runner

If you can't make it, you can also support a #TEAMGEM runner.

Dates to Remember
Tuesday, September 8th
to Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Race Kit Pick-up. Participants will be notified via email where in Yorkville you can pick up your race kit.
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
at 9:00 AM
Virtual Event Kick-Off. Join the Constantine Yorkville Run’s Virtual Event Kick-Off by tuning into Facebook & Instagram Live.
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Run or walk anytime, anywhere for #TeamGEM!
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
#TeamGEM's back up day should weather prevent the run on the 19th.
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
at 5:00 PM
Winners of the Constantine-Yorkville Run’s fundraising prizes will be determined.
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
at 9:00 AM
Join the Constantine-Yorkville Run’s Virtual Event Closing Ceremony by tuning into Facebook & Instagram Live. Hear from our partners and share in the run's exciting fundraising achievement! Fundraising prizes will also be rewarded.

Your support at the Constantine-Yorkville Run this year will raise awareness and funds for the GEM program, which directly impacts young women in our communities and gives them the skills and tools they need to succeed.

Thank you for supporting mentorship!

Questions? Contact us at info@girlsementorship.com


Share your participation and support on social media! You can retweet/share GEM’s run postings or use our branded material for the run.

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