Make a Difference with the #WhyILaceUp Challenge


Give children with rare diseases the opportunity to experience the childhood memories that we cherish. We invite you to participate in our social media challenge aimed at raising awareness for the BC Children’s Hospital Rare Disease Foundation event, Lace Up For Kids.

Why I Lace Up For Kids Challenge

To make it even easier, copy & paste the caption below into your Instagram post.

#WhyILaceUp: let’s give children with rare diseases the opportunity to experience the childhood memories that we had

I challenge __, __ & __ to post a childhood photo and donate, then challenge your friends to do the same. Pass it on for @bcchf #LaceUp4Kids

Donate at laceup.ca


Looking for more ways to get involved?

There are plenty of ways that you can get involved with this event.

  1. Register a team and fundraise!
  2. Support other teams fundraising! Lace Up Palooza is a series of fundraising activities including Puppy Therapy, Improv, and a dinner. Get the latest schedule on the Facebook Event.
  3. Celebrate with us on the event day. Details on our Facebook Event

What is Lace Up for Kids?

Lace Up for Kids is an annual event hosted by UBC Recreation Intramurals in support of rare disease research at the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Help us transform the world of rare disease care by donating, fundraising with a team, or joining us on the event day (or all three!).

The event takes place on November 24th from 6-11PM at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbirds Sport Centre. Everyone is invited to celebrate with us on the event day with a silent auction, lots of skating, food, and much more. Teams that have fundraised gain free entry to the event, for others it’s entry by donation. For any additional questions or inquiries, don’t hesitate to contact lace.up@ubc.ca.