London, Ontario, November 20, 2018 - ONERUN announced that on June 14, 2019, Theresa
Carriere will be running one hundred kilometres in one day for the fifth time. The
breast cancer survivor founded ONERUN in 2010, when she ran her first of four 100km
runs. This time around, the run will feature 100 students who will join Theresa
for each kilometre. In 2018, ONERUN reached its million-dollar milestone, with money
going to cancer patient care programs offered through Wellspring London, London
Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care.
Theresa stated, "ONERUN is honoured to be offering support to the many families
who are affected by cancer and it is our mission that the funds raised will ensure
they are given the care they need. ONERUN is about hope, and we want our community
to know that they do not have to fight their battle alone."
In addition to Theresa's 100 kilometre run, fifteen London and area high schools
will be organizing their own ONERUN school events in May 2019. These events provide
an opportunity for students, staff and community members to honour those who have
lost their battle to cancer and to support those who continue to fight. In teams
of ten, the students complete 100kms around their schools track throughout their
school day. Participating 2019 secondary schools include Westminster, Sir Wilfred
Laurier, Strathroy District Collegiate Institute, Regina Mundi, Clarke Road, St.
Thomas Aquinas, North Middlesex, St. Andre Bessette, H.B. Beal, Banting, Catholic
Central, Holy Cross (Strathroy), Mother Teresa, Parkside (St. Thomas), N'Amerind
and John Paul II. Some secondary schools will be joined by feeder elementary schools,
alumni and community members.
"What makes ONERUN incredibly special is the involvement of so many of our area
youth who want to impact our community," explained Theresa.