(London, Ontario) – ONERUN announced that on June 14, 2019, Theresa Carriere will be running one hundred kilometres in one day for the fifth time. The breast cancer survivor founded ONERUN in 2010 when she ran her first of four 100km runs. This time around, the run will feature 100 students who will join Theresa for each kilometre. In 2018, ONERUN reached its million-dollar milestone, with money going to cancer patient care programs offered through Wellspring London, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care.
Theresa stated, “ONERUN is honoured to be offering support to the many families who are affected by cancer and it is our mission that the funds raised will ensure they are given the care they need. ONERUN is about hope, and we want our community to know that they do not have to fight their battle alone.”
In addition to Theresa’s 100 kilometre run, fifteen London and area high schools will be organizing their own ONERUN school events in May 2019. These events provide an opportunity for students, staff and community members to honour those who have lost their battle to cancer and to support those who continue to fight. In teams of ten, the students complete 100kms around their schools track throughout their school day. Participating 2019 secondary schools include Westminster, Sir Wilfred Laurier, Strathroy District Collegiate Institute, Regina Mundi, Clarke Road, St. Thomas Aquinas, North Middlesex, St. Andre Bessette, H.B. Beal, Banting, Catholic Central, Holy Cross (Strathroy), Mother Teresa, Parkside (St. Thomas), N’Amerind and John Paul II. Some secondary schools will be joined by feeder elementary schools, alumni and community members.
“What makes ONERUN incredibly special is the involvement of so many of our area youth who want to impact our community,” explained Theresa.
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