5000 Metres for MRKH

When: 16th October 2021

Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada (and virtually) 

MRKH Connect is a proud sponsor of the Canadian MRKH Foundation 5000 Metres for MRKH initiative and sign up is now open!

Inspired by MRKH Connect’s #mrkh5000in50 challenge help raise awareness for MRKH Syndrome and funds for the newly incorporated not-for-profit, the Canadian MRKH Foundation Inc., by walking/running 5K.  Our community is stronger working together and just as Canadian MRKH Foundation supported us, we support them in their initiatives and fundraising.  Plus it will no doubt be a really fun event!

Whether you are local, or located across the globe, anyone can get involved. Each individual who signs up is encouraged to bring in donations to help us reach our goal of raising CA$5000 following the 5000 metre race. (How fitting, right?)

The individual who raises the most money will receive a Grand Prize, but everyone who contributes will be entered to win some awesome door prizes. There will also be awards for those who place 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 5K race. (Note: this race is merely for fun, so if you’re not a runner, there’s no pressure! You can simply walk the 5K and enjoy the scenery and those that are more competitive can race their hearts out!)

Money raised will go towards planning an epic Canadian MRKH Conference to make up for being unable to hold one for the past two years, (thanks a lot, COVID.  ) and to help with costs of becoming a registered charity. (Which we’re currently in the process of!)

Registration is open for the 5000 Metres for MRKH fundraiser in support of those born with MRKH Syndrome, with proceeds going towards the Canadian MRKH Foundation.

Canada’s MRKH Conference is currently the only patient-run resource for those with MRKH in Canada. It is an initiative run voluntarily by MRKH advocate, Ashley Clark. Her goal is to support, educate and empower those born with MRKH Syndrome, like herself, as well as healthcare providers to improve the patient experience for people with MRKH. She does this by hosting annual events, virtual support meet-ups, and by mailing MRKH Identification cards around the world to make communication easier between MRKH patients and doctors who may not be familiar with the syndrome. She also advocates by speaking at international events, fundraisers, through social media (she has 30K followers on TikTok) and in classrooms, educating those with and without the syndrome about MRKH as well as her personal journey with it.