What’s next …

Hi all,

I just realized that I hadn’t posted on my blog since the day after my marathon in May.  I have kept running, but have taken a wee hiatus from fundraising for a few months as I took some time to spend with the family … including a trip to Ireland and running in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half-Marathon in August.  It was a great run, on a near-perfect day:

IMG_1912But now – back to helping others!  This fall I am going to raise funds in two ways, to help kids with cancer.

In August, I’ll be collaborating with my colleagues at Trend Micro to raise funds for Candlelighters – an Ottawa-based charity that provides much-needed support for children with cancer, and their families.  For example, Candlelighters provides parents with mattresses to sleep on, so they can overnight with their kids at the hospital.  They also pay parking fees for hospital visits, which quickly add up into the hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars for families already going through enough of a challenge.

We are conducting two fundraisers in August:

  1. An Evening of Inspiration and Hope – Thu, Aug 21 6-9pm at Juniper in Westboro.  At this event, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a buffet meal, listen to three inspirational guest speakers, and participate in a silent auction with some VERY cool swag in play!  $50 per person or $100 per couple.
  2. The LEGO Movie – Sun, Aug 24 1-3pm at the Mayfair Theatre on Bank Street.  This movie is a hit for both young & old.  If you’ve ever played with LEGO (and who hasn’t?!?) you’ll love this flick.  $15 per person or $50 for a family of four.




For tickets to either or both events, or simply to make a donation, visit http://www.helpkidswithcancer.ca.  Thanks!



After August, I’ll be running for a cause again!  This time, it will be with Cole’s Cancer Crusaders in the Sears Great Canadian Run to End Kids’ Cancers.  I am part of a team of 15 people who will run a 100-km relay from Ottawa to Montebello on Oct 4.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the cause, and I’ll be reaching out to my friends/family in September for support – so stay tuned!

Thanks as always for your support & encouragement.  Keep doing good things, folks!  And please consider joining us at Juniper on Aug 21, or at the Mayfair on Aug 24.