Supporters & Fundraisers

Join our growing list of supporters and fundraisers AND HELP SPREAD THE BCFJ MESSAGE! Please CONTACT US for more information on how to get involved with us.

Want to HOST YOUR OWN Fundraising Campaign or Event? 

That’s AMAZING! Please CONTACT US so we can help support you along the way AND get you set up with your own fundraising webpage for you to post to your social accounts and send to your friends and family!

Buddy Check for Jesse is grateful to all of our individual and larger organizational donors. We aim to have each dollar of your support impact large numbers of youth.

NOTE:
Please click here if you wish to complete a credit card donation.
 

If you would like to donate by direct Interact EMail transfer, please send your donation to buddycheckforjesse@gmail.com (auto-deposit). Please include a separate email with the name and address you wish the tax receipt to include.

For any donation questions please email buddycheckforjesse@gmail.com and we will promptly respond.
Thank you from the Buddy Check for Jesse Team.

ACTIVE FUNDRAISERS

Saanich Predators

Saanich Predators - October 23, 2002

The Saanich Predators once again want to promote awareness around Youth mental health.

We know Buddy Check for Jesse has been impactful in the youth sports community. We want to continue building on that. Creating awareness around mental health has always been important, now more than ever before.

We will be raising funds throughout the season and hosting events. Last season we raised $1,900 and this season we would love to raise even more!

Our second annual Buddy Check for Jesse fundraising event will be at the 1pm game on Sunday October 23rd between the Saanich Predators and the Lake Cowichan Kraken at Pearkes Arena. Come join us to help spread awareness. Wear Your Green to support mental health!

COMPLETED FUNDRAISERS

RUN MOAB FOR BUDDY CHECK

My name is Ryan Maskery, and I am a Victoria (BC) based runner who is attempting to run one of the longest endurance events in the world, the Moab 240 ‘Ultra Marathon’ in Utah. I will be doing this to raise funding and awareness for Buddy Check for Jesse.

The Moab 240 is a 240-mile (386km) non-stop footrace through Utah in the United States. On October 8th 2021 I will have 112 hours to complete 9 consecutive marathons. Once I start, the clock will not stop until I cross back over the line days later. This is one of the longest and toughest races in the world. From blistering heat in the desert canyons to the freezing cold mountains, this will test my physical and mental strength in ways I have never experienced before. And I will be doing this for Buddy Check.

GARDEN CITY GOPHERS GO GREEN!

The Garden City Gophers Women’s hockey team has decided to participate in and fundraise money for the Buddy Check for Jesse this year to join the movement in de-stigmatizing mental health in life and in sport.

As a team, we believe the bonds we share on and off of the ice are created through kindness, caring and support. Being there for a teammate who is struggling could make a big difference. There should be no shame in talking about how we are feeling and reaching out when we need support.

You are never alone.

2021 SAANICH PREDATORS

The Saanich Predators want to bring forward awareness around mental health.

We know Buddy Check for Jesse has been impactful around the hockey community and we want to remind players, families and spectators the support that is out there if needed. Creating more awareness around mental health is important, not just under normal circumstances, though we feel with all that has happened in the last couple years it is extremely important now.

We will be raising funds throughout the season and hosting events.

Our first Buddy Check for Jesse event will be a hockey game between the Saanich Predators and the Victoria Cougars at Pearkes Arena on Friday, December 3rd, 2021. Gates open at 5:30pm, warm up starts at 6:00pm and puck drop is 6:30pm. Come join us to help raise mental health awareness.

THANK YOU GREG!

Greg Gartrell is Principal at Chase Secondary in School District #73. He is also a board member of Pacific Sport Interior.

Greg is a Buddy Check for Jesse ambassador in the Kamloops region. He has been instrumental in leading and presenting the program to the high school coaches in his school district and to the Pacific Sport Interior (PSI) region. Thank you for being a strong youth leader Greg!

NIKI CLIMBING FOR AWARENESS

In October of 2020, I climbed Mount Doug, in Victoria, BC, every single day to raise awareness and funds to support Buddy Check for Jesse.

I had the pleasure of climbing with other “Buddy Checkers” each day, who also work passionately to help remove the stigma of mental illness. I documented this journey through Instagram and Facebook and raised over $2,000.

I’m passionate about mental health, and I was thrilled to be supported by so many through donations, positive and encouraging comments, and climbing partners.

– Niki Green

OWEN PUSHING FOR AWARENESS

Owen raised $5,000 during his #PushingforAwareness campaign where he did 50 pushups for 50 days to raise money and awareness for youth mental health.

BREAKTHROUGH FOR BUDDY CHECK

BREAKTHROUGH FOR BUDDY CHECK

Michael Permack, Spire Group and the Boston Breakthrough Academy (BBA) have combined forces to raise $25,000 for Buddy Check for Jesse in a campaign called BREAKTHROUGH FOR BUDDY CHECK (BTFBC).

The primary purpose of Buddy Check For Jesse, a Canadian Charity started by my friend Dr. Stu Gershman, is to educate, raise awareness about mental health and help coaches open the door to mental health conversations with youth athletes.

38 FOR 38: KRISTEN BONES RUNS FOR BUDDY CHECK

My name is Kristen Bones. When I was 12 years old, my Mom was killed by a drunk driver. She was 38 years old. July 1st is the anniversary date of her death. When this happened my whole world was gone. People weren’t comfortable talking to me about what happened so I suffered in silence. I was just told to get on with my life so I decided to put up a front and look “normal” on the outside.

SUPPORTERS

Thank you to the MomBabe Collective and Regan Rankin for choosing Buddy Check to donate partial proceeds of their new book.
The MomBabes: A Motherhood Anthology Volume 2
Two dollars from every book sale will be donated to Buddy Check for Jesse.

District of North Vancouver Fire Fighters

DISTRICT OF NORTH VANCOUVER FIRE FIGHTERS

This DNV Fire Charitable group is taking Buddy Check to kids teams on the North Shore of the Lower Mainland.

Have a look at what they are doing and support them here.

BUDDY CHECK FOR JESSE AND OUR YOUTH OWE A BIG THANK YOU TO THESE SUPPORTERS!
  • cbi Health
  • The Alchemy Group
  • Graham C. Lount Foundation
  • RebalanceMD Canada
  • Courtnall Society for Mental Health
  • BC Hockey
  • Hockey Manitoba
  • Dollar A Day Foundation
  • Rob Hayeur-Lowry Sports
  • viaSport
  • PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence)
  • Victoria Kings Doctors Hockey Team
  • H2 Marketing
  • Moa Media
  • SportsArt.ca
  • Rain Coast Screen Printing
  • Kirby’s Source for Sports, Victoria, BC
  • Regan Rankin – MomBabe Book Project
  • Doctors of BC
  • Sport BC
  • Hockey Canada
  • OSHL and Passmore Hockey
  • Christian Wiebe Videography
  • Kirbys Source for Sports.
  • First West Credit Union
  • Envision Financial
  • North Vancouver City Firefighters Charitable Foundation-local 296