Trent athletics personal-trainer and student, Scott Cannata began a series of marathons across Canada in Newfoundland on May 1, 2011, to raise awareness, funds and hope for cancer research.
Running through New Brunswick since Tuesday, June 28, the runner is set to enter Moncton to mark Canada Day on July 1.
Mr. Cannata’s goal is to run 42 kilometres per day for 209 days, a total of 8,778 kilometres, via the TransCanada Highway, to the finish in Port Renfrew, British Columbia.
With one credit to go towards his B.Sc, in Anthropology, Mr. Cannata has taken a break from his studies in order to complete his marathon. He has worked at the Trent Community Sport and Recreation Centre since the spring of 2007 and is employed there as a fitness instructor / personal trainer.
Mr. Cannata established the Run to Live to raise cancer research funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.
So far, The Run to Live has raised $10,000. The goal is to raise $5,000 during its leg in New Brunswick before reaching Quebec.
The ‘Run to Live’ mission is to provide hope to those who are affected by cancer and to create a refreshed outlook on our capacity to beat cancer to current and future generations.
"I live to run and I run to live. Now it's time to run so others can live." Scott Cannata
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011.