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 www.westviewfuneralchapel.com
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 www.westviewfuneralchapel.com.
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.”
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.