OFS Relay Run for CHEO 2017

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Date(s) - 24/09/2017
All Day


When: Sunday, September 24, 9:00 a.m.

Where:  Starting at CHEO.

What: An eight leg relay run, covering 50 kilometers, from fire station to fire station across the City of Ottawa, using sidewalks and pathways.

Why: 100% of donations goes towards cancer research at CHEO, help us to end kid’s cancer!

Who: Everyone is welcome. Enter as a team or individual runners will be placed with a team. Those wishing to participate but wanting to walk are welcome but are asked to join in on leg # 4.

Cost: $10 registration fee per runner/walker.

Website: For a full list of routes, to register, or to donate to Team Morgan, visit: https://cheofoundation.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=549

New this year, teams can attempt the 100 km challenge, same course but teams must have two runners run for each leg to complete the 100 kilometers. 

Team Morgan, made up of Ottawa Professional Firefighters, has been fundraising for cancer research at CHEO for six years, raising in excess of $150,000. Morgan, the daughter of Geoff Wall, a fellow firefighter, and Tania Wall was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer at the age of six. Despite aggressive treatment and many challenges she met each day with a smile. Morgan succumbed to her disease on October 18, 2010, she was a vibrant, courageous and brave little girl whose short life impacted many people, including all her “uncles and aunts” on the Ottawa Fire Service. Because of them, and her family and friends, Morgan continues to have a huge impact.

Let’s cure cancer one child at a time, together we can make a difference!