The event is virtual, but the T-shirts are real!

Mark your calendar because we want to see your face – from a distance, in your car – Aug. 26 at LIUNA Station for the BRIGHT Run’s first ever drive-through T-shirt pickup event.

Come to pick up your 2020 T-shirt – and a swag bag of goodies aimed at making your Sept. 12 BRIGHT Run celebration the best it can be. If you want to pick up for other team members, please bring a list that includes each member’s name.

The event is open to all registered participants and will run from 3 to 7 p.m. in front of LIUNA Station, accessible from James Street North just before the railway overpass between Murray Street and Strachan Street.

To give us a handle on numbers, please RSVP by emailing Kathi Aitken at

Along with a T-shirt and swag bag, each registrant will receive a free ticket to win an adult beverage door prize. Um, parking lot prize? Whatever it’s called, it’ll be worth it!

To nab an extra free ticket for the draw, make a colourful team sign to post in your car window as you drive through. And smile for the cameras, as we’ll be taking videos and photos!

Watch Facebook to see if you have the winning ticket.

You’ll get to meet members of the BRIGHT Run executive, special guest Steve Ewoniak, captain of BRIGHT team Super Moobs and this year’s survivor spokesperson, as well as our BRIGHTest Olympic hockey players, Laura Fortino and Sarah Nurse.

Team captains’ Bling (created by our good friend Monica Graves of glamjulz) will also be available for pickup and you can purchase BRIGHT Run branded face masks for $10 each (cash only, exact change). Pre-ordered masks will also be available for pickup.

Bring along pledge sheets and cash and cheque donations if you have been fundraising offline.

On your way home, why not drop by Charred Rotisserie House at 244 James Street North to pick up some delicious dinner. Our BRIGHT friend Mark Morgenstern is running a promotion for the month of August to benefit BRIGHT Run 2020. Two dollars from every whole chicken with three sides dinner will be donated to BRIGHT. That’s a great deal all around.

Did we mention we really want to see your face? We’ll be waiting for you on Aug. 26, 3 to 7 p.m. at LIUNA Station!