Calgary Marathon Update Posted May 25, 2012 by Kyle McLaughlin

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We are officially at 90+ registered Team MitoCanada runners for the
Calgary race weekend. Woohoo!

Blaine and I have met most of you, and to those I have yet to meet –
WELCOME and Thank You for choosing to support Team MitoCanada. Be on
the lookout for your fellow Team MitoCanada runners who will be
wearing their cool new Team MitoCanada race T’s. The marathoners and
half marathons are going to group together to run off the start line
together to make an impact how big our Team is. I encourage the 5 and
10 km runners to do the same. The camaraderie around this is pretty
special and enjoy the moment!

MitoCanada Water Station (12 km mark)

A reminder that Team MitoCanada will be manning the aid station at the
12 km mark along the half marathon and full marathon route. (See Map
attached – Aid Station #4 of the marathon, which is located at 3808
-13th St. S.W.). A huge shout out and thanks to Joel Souchotte for
organizing the aid station and volunteers. Please pass along to
friends and family who may want to cheer you on from our aid station.
All are welcome and let’s make it a huge cheering station.

Team MitoCanada Race T’s

For those have not picked up their race T’s, you can swing by anytime
between now and Sat evening to pick it up. Just give us a heads up
with an email and we can leave it in our mailbox if we are out. We
could possibly deliver a few on Sat afternoon as well if people can’t
swing by. Our address is 2612 – 34th Ave NW and home phone is
474-5931.  Just a warning that we don’t have all sizes left.

Fundraising

You have crushed our goal of $15,000, and we currently are at just
over $21,000. WOW!

We are overwhelmed at what we have achieved so far. Remind friends,
family, co-workers, neighbours, random strangers… that you are running
for an amazing cause. MitoCanada is the only Canadian charity to raise
awareness, provide support and support research for mitochondrial
disease in Canada. Mitochondrial disease is a very isolating disease.
Families who are affected feel alone and are scared. Children and
adults who are afflicted with this disease need a more rapid
diagnosis, they need treatment and they need a cure.

You are all helping to change this….and don’t forget how lucky we all
are to be “Running for those who can’t”.

Have the race of your lives on Sunday!

Sarah Penny.

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