When ultrarunner Blaine Penny and his wife had their son, Evan, everything seemed normal at first. The Penny family’s lives didn’t change until Evan began to have some stomach problems as a young child in 2008.
Jack.org’s presence in the endurance community underscores an important link between physical activity and mental health for its many youth leaders across Canada.
The Canadian charity “aimed at empowering youth to revolutionize mental health”, has been strongly partnered with various initiatives in the endurance sports world almost since its inception. Recognizing the important relationship between physical activity and mental health, the charity is involved in several large sporting events across the country — including the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.
A look at how funds raised through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon help refugee claimants and Matthew House
In just a few short years, Toronto’s Robert MacDonald has built a large community around the mantra that kept him going when things got difficult. In December of 2012, MacDonald suffered major injuries — including a dislocated spine — after he lost his grip and fell three stories off a balcony in Mexico. Paralyzed, he was airlifted to St. Michael’s Hospital and doctors gave him a 5% chance of walking again.
In full ice hockey gear, Evan Latsky will attempt to set a Guinness World Record at the 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
“I had never participated nor volunteered in a charitable event of such magnitude, until I registered for the 5K walk as part of the 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon”
Attempt a Guinness World Records title at the 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and have it approved on the spot
“It was his last wish that my family and I continue to walk in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in support of Gilda’s Club – a charity he cherished and where he had many wonderful experiences”
Project Canoe plans to portage the entire 42.2K of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon this October
More than 6,700 people took part in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k, raising an estimated $970,000 for 70 local charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. This brings the grand total since 2007 to over $8 million.