For the fourth straight year, the York University Retirees’ Association (YURA) will participate in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge this fall to raise funds for graduate student awards at the University. Tata Consultancy Services is the new lead sponsor for the 2022 event, taking over from Scotiabank.
A number of YURA members will take part in the 5 km walk in October and are seeking sponsor donations from former colleagues, co-workers, family and friends to help achieve the $115,000 needed to endow the three awards that YURA provides each year to deserving graduate students. To date, more than $90,000 has been raised with $60,000 of the funds being generated by participants in the Charity Challenge walk/run in the last three years.
York community members are invited support this worthy cause by sponsoring the YURA team or any of its members with an online donation at https://tinyurl.com/msv7v69c.
Tax deductible receipts will be issued by the University for sponsor donations.
YURA is committed to help make getting an education possible for deserving students who struggle financially. Many of the award recipients are changemakers who go on to accomplish great things. For more information about the YURA sponsored awards given annually, visit: https://www.yorku.ca/yura/events-and-programs/awards-bursaries-and-donations/.