Trent University Student Set to Run Across Canada for Cancer Awareness


Scott Cannata will run a marathon a day in his ‘Run to Live’

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, Peterborough

Beginning in St. John’s, Newfoundland on May 1, 2011, Trent University student Scott Cannata will begin a series of marathons across Canada, via the TransCanada Highway, to the finish in Port Renfrew, British Columbia, to raise awareness, funds and hope for cancer research.

The campaign officially kicked off on Wednesday, February 9 at the Trent University Athletics Complex in Peterborough, Ontario. A Trent student, Mr. Cannata has taken a break from his studies with one credit to go towards his B.Sc. in Anthropology, in order to prepare for his endeavour. Mr. Cannata has worked at the Trent Athletics Complex since the spring of 2007 and is currently employed there as a fitness instructor / personal trainer.

"I am doing this for you,” said Mr. Cannata.“ I am doing this for your parents and your children. I am doing this for those who have not survived. I am doing this for those who have survived and for those who WILL survive. I live to run and I run to live. Now it's time to run so others can live," said Mr. Cannata

Mr. Cannata established the Run to Live to raise cancer research funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. 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.

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