Trent University’s Scott Cannata Enters Quebec on his Cross-Canada Marathon


Peterborough supporters and Trent students organize carwash fundraiser Saturday, July 23

Thursday, July 21, 2011, Peterborough

On Saturday, July 23, 2011, Trent University students and supporters of Scott Cannata’s cross-country marathon for Cancer awareness will be running a car wash for donations to support 'The Run to Live’ in the Canadian Tire parking lot on Chemong Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Car wash supplies have generously been donated by Canadian Tire and Trent students and staff from the Trent Community Sport and Recreation Centre will be volunteering for the cause.

In Newfoundland on May 1, 2011, Trent athletics personal-trainer and student Scott Cannata began ‘The Run to Live’, a series of marathons across Canada to raise awareness, funds and hope for cancer research. On July 21st, The Run to Live will enter the city of Quebec.

“The province of Quebec has been very welcoming and supportive of ‘The Run to Live,’” said Scott Cannata.  “Since we have entered Quebec, we have completed one quarter of our journey across Canada and look forward to continuing onto the next.”

‘The Run to Live’ is expected to pass through Peterborough in early August. 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.

‘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

For more information, please contact: Dave Kervin, car wash organizer,, or to arrange an interview with Scott Cannata, please email: Shayne R., media relations for the Run to Live,