Bluenose 2017

Ultimate Focus

To make this work and our mission a reality, the Dallaire Initiative staff, along with LGen Roméo Dallaire (Ret’d) undertake grueling travel schedules across the globe to far flung locations such as Sierra Leone, South Sudan or Jordan.  In the course of a one-leg trip to one of our projects, it is estimated that a team member will cover some 5 kms of security lines, escalators, trains and often harried walking or running between terminals to catch flights. In light of this travel, we are seeking to support LGen Dallaire’s training for the rigors of international travel through participating in the Bluenose 5K.

Welcome Letter

Dr. Shelly Whitman, Executive Director
The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative

With this year’s charity run, we want to bring attention to our work, preventing the use of children used as weapons of war. To make this work and our mission a reality, the Dallaire Initiative staff, along with LGen Roméo Dallaire (Ret’d) undertake grueling travel schedules across the globe to far flung locations such as Sierra Leone, South Sudan or Jordan.  In the course of a one-leg trip to one of our projects, it is estimated that a team member will cover some 5 kms of security lines, escalators, trains and often harried walking or running between terminals to catch flights. In light of this travel, we are seeking to support LGen Dallaire’s training for the rigors of international travel through participating in the Bluenose 5K.

It is important to stay healthy when travelling such lengths and what better way than through the Blue Nose Charity Challenge Marathon! After hearing about our adventures, we want to hear from you about your experiences with the Hashtag #ultimatefocus!

This campaign will require a group of passionate supporters that through their participation in the Blue Nose Charity Challenge will help raise awareness and funds to end the use of children as weapons of war. Young or old, running a 10th marathon or tackling your first 5K, all you need is a passion for the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative’s work and the drive to make your mark in the world through helping us end the use of children as weapons of war.

Joining the race and becoming a part of the group of engaged citizens running (or walking!) to end the use of children as weapons of war, will give you access to the following:

  • Opportunity to have your race fee covered. The first 10 participants to commit to raising $300 for The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative will have their race fee included (please contact us for more details).
  • Fundraising tools, ideas, and tips. This package focuses on a series of fundraising tips and tools. We will also provide you with regular updates on fundraising opportunities and content to succeed in your fundraising goal.
  • Team photos and race day photos. Join LGen Gen Roméo Dallaire (Ret’d) and his team on race day for photos and other fun!
  • Team spirit and camaraderie! The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative team will be with you 100% on this journey! We have dedicated individuals to help you with your fundraising and training.
  • A special edition East Coast Lifestyles T-shirt which has been specially designed for The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative if you raise $100 or more.

Thank you for supporting The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative as a participant of the Charity Challenge for the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon!

Sincerely,

Dr. Shelly Whitman, Executive Director
The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiativ

Fundraising
Running
Running Training Guide

Whether you are a running fanatic, or someone just starting out there are many ways to begin your marathon training through running apps, running clubs, going to the gym, or following a healthy meal plan.

Fundraising
How to Fundraise

In the words of LGen Dallaire, “your support comes at a critical times as we prepare to substantially expand our impact and increase the visibility of child soldiers”. Take a look at the Dallaire Initiative’s e best practices and tips for making the most out of your fundraising efforts!

Spread the Word

Social Media Sharables

Cycle of Violence

Make Children a Priority

My Ultimate Focus

Your Support is Critical

Background

Help us end the use of children as weapons of war