The Josh Platzer Society participates in a variety of fund and awareness events across British Columbia each year. The goal of our participation is to 1) raise funds for our annual poster campaign and 2) to spread awareness and information to the local community.

These events include our annual Silent Auction Fundraiser, hosted in November by the Josh Platzer Society, and the BMO Vancouver Marathon Run4Hope, where the Josh Platzer Society runs, fund-raises, and volunteers. 2015 will mark our third consecutive year as an Run4Hope official charity – every year since the Run4Hope iniaitive was introduced in 2012.


WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR THE 2015 BMO VANCOUVER MARATHON! Please contact us for more information!

Calling all runners, volunteers, supporters, and marathon enthusiasts!

The Josh Platzer Society is pleased to be participating in our third consecutive BMO Vancouver Marathon.

This world class event attracts attention and participants from across the globe, and the Josh Platzer Society is honoured to be recognized as a long-standing participant in the Run 4 Hope, introduced in 2012.

We are currently recruiting:

  • Runners! Whether your are considering a full marathon, half marathon, or the 8KM run/8K Teen Challenge, contact us! We have a diverse group of runners we are adding to every year. We ask that our adult runners use their participation as an opportunity to fund raise for the Josh Platzer Society, asking that our runners aim to fundraise at least $200. If you do not meet this goal – YES, you can still run! Remember – all charity runners receive a highly discounted registration fee to participate in the marathon – in return, runners fund raise for their chosen charity/non-profit.
  • Volunteers! There are many ways to participate in the BMO Vancouver Marathon outside of running. The Josh Platzer Society has a large group of teenage volunteers from Gladstone Elementary school handing out water, in addition to several other volunteer positions involving a variety of different Marathon support positions! Get in touch to learn more.
  • Supporters! Our runners are only able to fundraiser for the Josh Platzer Society thanks to the contributions of people like you! 100% of the donations the Josh Platzer Society receives goes directly to our teen suicide prevention iniaitives. If you would like to support a runner, please find their bio on our website, and follow the links to donate through our secure donation channel, CanadaHelps.org. General donations to the Josh Platzer Society are also welcome!