- her story
My name is Theresa Carriere.
I am 47 years old.
I have survived breast cancer.
On June 25th, 2010 I ran 100 kilometres from London to Sarnia to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and research.
This event was called ONERUN – one survivor, one day, one hundred kilometres - and it resulted in over $180,000 being donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit.
ONERUN continues this year and I will run another 100 kilometres on June 10th, 2011 - this time from Sarnia to London. I have also added a new school Outreach program called "From Challenge to Triumph" which will take a message of goal setting, healthy living, fitness and community involvement to 100 schools.
ONERUN has been a way for me as a mom, to protect my family from the emotional and physical pain of breast cancer. Perhaps the money we raise will be the last needed to find a cure. At the very least, it will take us all another positive step along the path.
ONERUN also enables me to send my own message of hope to others who are fighting breast cancer. To show them that they too can beat it, they too can come back strong.
ONERUN is also a tribute to those who have lost their battle with breast cancer. ONERUN is our promise that they and their families will not be forgotten.
ONERUN is a tool to motivate people to run and to be active, to share my passion for fitness. Encouraging everyone to participate, all ages, all fitness levels.
Finally, ONERUN is a celebration of life, good health community involvement and great friends.
This is my story.