Born in Victoria, I have spent the past 25 years living and working in Asia. I was actively involved in fundraising in Singapore, Cambodia and Hong Kong and raised funds for Make-A-Wish Singapore through boxing and by running almost 50 marathons and ultra-marathons including one through the beautiful Gobi Desert.
Having recently repatriated with my family back to my hometown, I look forward to continuing similar annual fundraising efforts in Canada.
In 2020, a friend from Asia introduced the idea of annually running 100km minus your age starting on your 50th birthday. Always up for a challenge, I ran 50km along the Galloping Goose for my 50th last year and even though there was a great sense of personal accomplishment, I couldn’t help but wonder if doing this could have had some greater impact other than on my achilles!
So, this year, on June 6th, after partnering with Make-A-Wish Canada, I was planning on running 100km minus my age (and plus 1!) to help fulfill the wishes of critically ill children.
That was the plan until I broke my leg kiteboarding two weeks before my birthday.
That’s when I decided to form a team. I was fortunate enough that my parents were willing to do 50km with me (the slow guy on crutches) between now and July 28th, and that I worked with Max, who has stepped up and is going to run 50km on my behalf on the 6th of June.
As unfortunate as my injury is, there’s now four of us in a position to raise funds for Make-A-Wish.
Please sponsor me, or the team. Even a small amount of generosity can make a massive difference in the life of a child. I thank you in advance.