Runners of all ages will be lacing up for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, October 20. Who are some of the ones that we’re most excited about? People who are making their run matter by taking part in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.
The Scotiabank Charity Challenge provides a simple way for runners to support the charity of their choice and make a significant impact locally. If you are interested in taking the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, you can find out more here and fundraise for any one of the 181 participating charities.
We continue our “Why I run” series with a family running together to help young people.
Meet Nicole, Sawyer and Zachary
Nicole German, a Scotiabank employee, and her sons Sawyer and Zachary are taking the Scotiabank Charity Challenge for The Maddie Project. The Maddie Project was established in memory of Nicole’s daughter and Zachary and Sawyer’s sister, Madeline Grace German Coulter, who passed away in 2015.
In thanks for the care Madeline received at North York General Hospital, the German/Coulter families created The Maddie Project in her honour. The Maddie Project helps raise awareness of youth depression, and provides support, programming and facilities for youth and their families, dealing with mental health concerns. The Maddie Project also helped build the Maddie's Healing Gardens, providing access to nature for youth dealing with mental health concerns at the North York General Hospital's Phillips House.
Nicole, Sawyer and Zachary tell us why they are running this year.
Watch the full video here.