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Diane Lynn Haas

October 9, 2018 in News & Releases

HAAS, Diane Lynn – Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, in her 57th year. Loving wife of Bill for 35 years. Cherished mother of Dan and Holly and Mike and Jill. Adored grandmother of Joseph, Ashlyn and Curtis. Beloved daughter of Dorothy Besse and her husband the late Bob Besse, and the late Harold Robinson and his wife Winnifred. Dear sister of Dan Robinson and his wife Wendy. Diane was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed dearly by her nephews, extended family and her many friends. She was involved for many years in ONERUN.

A memorial visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Private interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Diane are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice, London or Wellspring London and Region. For information and online condolences, please visit

We will forever miss you Diane and you will always be with us during ONERUN now and in the future. We wish our deepest sympathies to Diane’s family and friends during this tough time. Her dedication, energy, and enthusiasm towards ONERUN and everything we stood for will forever live on in our mission to help cancer patients. We will miss you Diane. For any questions concerning the memorial visitation, please visit

High schools keep OneRun cancer fundraiser going for nine days

September 1, 2018 in News & Releases

Nine days. Ten London-area secondary schools. ONERUN.

During the next two weeks, teams of staff and students at ten area secondary schools will hit the track to raise money for local patients battling cancer.

“With the help of over 6,000 local students participating, we let cancer patients know that we are there for them every step of the way,” OneRun organizer and founder Theresa Carriere said in a statement.

“Together, we continue to fight.”

Danielle Lanooy of Central secondary school, front, is backed up by schoolmates Julianna Mereu, left, Rachel Almaw and Yen Duong in a tug of war at the OneRun event hosted by Westminster secondary school Monday. With perfect weather, the event drew hundreds of students from Westminster, Central and some elementary schools including Byron Somerset, who formed teams of 10 people each to run 100 km on the track to raise funds for cancer research. OneRun was started in 2010 with cancer survivor Theresa Carriere running from Sarnia to London to raise funds and awareness, and now 10 secondary school events continue the drive. Mike Hensen/The London Free Press

Carriere, a breast cancer survivor, started the run in 2010 by trekking 100 kilometres in 24 hours.

Now, nearly a decade later, high school students will mirror her journey by running 100 kilometres around their outdoor track in a single school day.

OneRun kicked off Monday morning at Westminster secondary school. The run will come to nine other secondary schools until it wraps up May 18 at John Paul II in London.

Money raised from the run will support cancer patient programs at local hospitals and ones offered by Wellspring London and Region.

The annual run has raised more than $900,000 since it began in 2010. Organizers are hoping to crack the $1 million mark after this year’s event.

Originally published on the London Free Press by Free Press Staff.