News from Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Posted June 28th, 2017 on Niagara At Large
(A Brief Foreword Note from Niagara At Large – This news was sent to NAL on June 16th, while our site was down for technical reasons, and we still wanted to get it in due to the cause and the great lengths Niagara resident Emily Allan has been going to support it.)
Each day, Emily Allan wakes up in a new town along the Bruce Trail with one goal in mind: to cover more ground, and raise more money for Cystic Fibrosis.
The cross-country coach and an employee in Brock University’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Emily has now run more than 250km during End to End CF, a fund-and awareness-raising expedition covering the entire 895km Bruce Trail.
Cystic Fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian kids and young adults. Emily is doing the run in memory of her cousin Sarah Bloomfield, who died of the disease at the age of 23.
(Earlier this June), while Emily was running a challenging 44km leg near Owen Sound, the fundraising total crossed over an incredible $20,000. That’s more than twice Emily’s original goal for this run of $8,950, or $10 per Bruce Trail kilometre.
“It’s amazing. It makes me truly feel like everyone is supporting me,” Emily said. “The whole reason for this run was to raise funds and awareness and hearing that we had crossed that milestone means so much to me.”
Emily will continue running approximately the distance of a full marathon every day, with the journey to finish at the southern terminus at Queenston Heights on Canada Day.
End to End CF has been supported through the generous support of Brock University, Outdoors Oriented, the Fonthill and District Kinsmen Club, Rankin Construction and Niagara Battery and Tire, as well as many campgrounds along the route who have allowed Emily to stay for free.
Video footage from (the run) every day is available online at www.endtoendcf.ca
BY THE NUMBERS (as of end of day Thursday, June 15th)
- 250 … distance, in kilometres Emily has covered
- 46.3 … longest distance covered in one day
- 36.75 … number of hours Emily has been running
- 6 … number of consecutive days run
- 2 … number of rattlesnakes Emily has encountered on the trails
- $20,075 … amount raised as of May 23
For more information, click on – www.endtoendcf.ca
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