Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This One’s For The Kids… The Sears Great Canadian Run

I recently became aware of a series of Canadian events called the Sears Great Canadian Run that raise funds for children’s hospitals in various parts of our country, and when they asked if I would help promote them on my blog, I readily agreed. No, I am not being compensated, and unfortunately, will not be able to take part in any of them… but I do want to help spread the word.

The Sears Great Canadian Run has had three successful years of events in Ottawa and Toronto and they are coming to Calgary for the first time this year! The Run is 100km relay with teams of up to 20 people. You can check out their blog: http://thegreatcanadianblog.com/ and website: www.therun.ca for some more info or visit their social media pages.

Twitter https://twitter.com/GrtCdnRun
Faceboook https://www.facebook.com/GreatCanadianRun
Instagram http://instagram.com/grtcdnrun

The event began in 2011 with the objective of raising awareness for childhood cancer, fundraising and creating a sense of community for kids and families affected by the disease. It is a national series and all funds are donated to the Sears Canada Charitable Foundation which supports the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta and the Stollery Children's Hospital as well as national pediatric oncology research.

Their videos:
1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAFBnFR3bwA
2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF0490GIIrw
Event details:

Calgary to Camp Kindle Run - August 23, 2014
The Calgary Run will start in Cochrane and end at Camp Kindle near Water Valley, Alberta
Toronto to Blue Mountain - September 20, 2014
The Toronto Run will start in Caledon, Ontario and will finish at Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, Ontario.
Ottawa to Montebello - October 4, 2014
The Ottawa Run will start in Ottawa, Ontario and will finish in Montebello, Quebec.
I would urge anyone who is going to be in these areas during the even times, to check out the web site and get signed up! 

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