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

GEM’s Thoughtful Giving Holiday Campaign 2022

Written By
GEM Communcations
April 3, 2023

Dear GEM Community:

It’s Giving Tuesday and as you begin purchasing gifts for the important people in your life, we’d like you to consider GEM’s Thoughtful Giving over this holiday season to support GEM.

This year, we’ve teamed up with The Toronto Apothecary, a wellness boutique + full-spectrum clinic in Toronto and Creemore, founded by Dr. Kate Hunter, ND. The Toronto Apothecary offers complimentary Naturopathic Medicine to marginalized folks, and exclusively carries Canadian lines focusing on Femme, Black, Indigenous and racialized creators and makers.

We’re also collaborating with Mother’s Garden Floral Design, a women-owned freelance floral design company based in Toronto, artfully creating modern custom arrangements and wedding and event florals. Mother’s Garden Floral Design is offering a special 10” Large Holiday Table Arrangement, along with a personalized note, and delivery in the GTA for $150 with 20% of proceeds from each order donated to GEM! Deliveries will be scheduled for your preference of of either December 8, 15th or 22nd on a first-come-first served basis.

Large 10" Holiday Table Arrangement

GEM and the Toronto Apothecary have collaborated on three special gifts. With every gift bag purchased, 20% of the sale price will be donated to GEM.  

Be Well Gift Bag
Self Care Gift Bag
Luxury Gift Bag

These bags make wonderful gifts for friends, family, co-workers, and clients. And they represent a gift that keeps on giving by providing support for GEM's vital programming.  

Thank you for your Thoughtful Giving, and for supporting GEM.

More About the Toronto Apothecary

The Toronto Apothecary’s guiding principle of ‘Medicine for All’ with their Community Wellness Program offers free and sliding scale Naturopathic medicine to individuals who have been historically excluded from systems of health and wellness. This includes individuals who face discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender identification, sexual orientation, religious, socioeconomic class and disAbility status. Each retail purchase allows them to offer the community wellness program to those in need.

The Toronto Apothecary offers a variety of wellness products including supplements, superfoods, teas and tinctures, natural skin care, essential oils, candles, natural bath & body care, clothing, blankets and towels, books and cards, zero waste home + beauty products, jewelry and other lifestyle items.

The Toronto Apothecary

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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