*graphic developed in solidarity with the IWD #BreakTheBias Campaign
This March, in celebration of International Women’s Day, stand with BC Women’s Health Foundation to #BreakTheBias because women deserve equitable access to the highest quality healthcare when, where, and how they need it.
Did You Know?
- Only 1% of Canada-wide health research funding is dedicated to women’s health.
- 50-75% of adverse drug reactions are experienced by women, yet many medications prescribed to women have only been tested on men.
- 70% of patients with “medically unexplained symptoms” are women and these symptoms are frequently + incorrectly linked to a psychological origin.
5 ways you can help #BreakTheBias this March
1. Attend Health Women, Healthy Companies
Attend our virtual event (March 8, 7-9pm), Healthy Women, Healthy Companies, which focuses on addressing the mental health challenges that women face in the workplace. You’ll hear from our panelists of seasoned professionals who are eager to share their experiences and learnings.
100% proceeds will support BC Women’s Health Foundation to ensure women have equitable access to the highest quality healthcare when, where, and how they need it.
2. Spend With Impact With Our Local Partners
3. Place your bids during Changemaker’s Market presented by Blueshore Financial
Support our Changemaker’s Market, presented by BlueShore Financial, a virtual silent auction featuring hundreds of women-owned small businesses from across the province. By standing together, these businesses help raise critically needed funds for women’s health. You can place your bids from March 8-14. 100% of auction proceeds will support our #InvestInBreasts Campaign.
When we uplift each other, we all win.
4. Create a Fundraiser in Celebration of IWD
Challenge your friends, family + loved ones to #BreakTheBias through a donation to your own fundraiser. Statistically, personal fundraising asks are more impactful, meaning you have the power to make an incredible difference!
Create your own International Women’s Day fundraiser in just a few easy steps and kick-off March knowing you are a champion for women’s health equity!
5. Register for the Run For Women
Sign up for this year’s Run For Women brought to you by the LOVE YOU program by Shoppers Drug Mart! When you run/walk/roll in the virtual OR in person Vancouver event on May 7th, you’ll be making a direct difference for women in our community. Proceeds from your registrations and fundraising efforts will be directly invested in the development of innovative reproductive mental health treatment.
Until March 14, save $5* when you use promo code: GENGAP22
And don’t forget to RSVP for the FREE Run For Women CaptainsCan virtual event at 5pm PST, March 10 to discover the impact you can have by becoming a captain and community leader!
International Women’s Day and the month of March is a time to celebrate women, but it’s also a time to recognize and call for gender equity.
Your investment through one of the initiatives listed above, or through a direct donation, will help us support the unique needs of women across the province. Every dollar contributes to a future where all women are seen and heard by the healthcare system.