Personal Fundraiser

Katie's Run

Katie's Run began as an annual event in 2012 with the goal of raising funds for epilepsy research in Canada and to raise awareness about the realities of living with epilepsy. After much consideration, it is with great sadness that the Woudstra and Pogue Families have decided that the 10th Katie’s Run will be the last. Due to COVID-19 and Katie's ongoing health struggles, the event will be postponed this year with the hope that it can be held in Haliburton one final time in 2022. Please see for details.

That being said... WE ARE NOT DONE YET!!!

As of early 2021 over $373,000 has been raised through Katie’s Run. Together we believe we can reach our goal of $500,000 before we close the book on Katie’s Run.

Even with no Katie’s Run event this year, we will still be making efforts to raise money for this important cause and we NEED YOUR HELP!


Just click to the right "JOIN FUNDRAISER" to set up your own fundraising page for your campaign.

Get creative and have fun! Whether it be your own walk/run, art sale, bake sale, empties for epilepsy bottle drive, online event, requested donations in memory of a loved one, a birthday wish, or any other idea you can dream up, we will be there to help in any way we can. Let us know about your plans by emailing us at:

Thank you all again for your support and understanding! We know this fight is not over and it is our hope that Katie’s Run will inspire future efforts to help uncover the brilliance that will end epilepsy forever!

The money raised is in support of the work of Toronto Western Hospital in the area of epilepsy research, specifically Dr. Valiante and his team at the Krembil Research Institute, Neuron To Brain Laboratory.

When you donate, you are helping to fund the ground-breaking research, state-of-the-art technology and world-class medical leaders that make UHN exceptional health care possible.

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Group Fundraiser Name: Katie's Run | Goal: $130,000.00
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