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Published on : Saturday, July 9, 2016
Four teenagers known as The Whitehouse Runners (TWHR) are running from Montreal to Washington, DC to raise awareness and funding for cancer research. They are Aidan Yardley-Jones, Akshay Grover and twin brothers Mathieu and André Blouin.
The Whitehouse Runners began their first ever Run to Washington for Cancer 2016 on July 1, 2016. The entire run is more than 550 miles (900 kilometres), and the final leg of the race from Hyattsville, Maryland to The White House on July 10, 2016 is 6 miles (10 kilometres). The Runners will depart at 10:30 am.
The runners hope to make a difference and raise awareness about cancer research.
Proceeds from the run will help support the Terry Fox Foundation.
They hope to raise CAD 40,000.
As a Canadian company, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and its founder Isadore Sharp have provided longstanding support to the Terry Fox Foundation. General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, David Bernand will run the final 6 miles of the Race with TWHR, along with staff members from the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC. The teenagers have been gifted a complimentary stay at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC during the Run to Washington’s final stretch in celebration of their accomplishments to date.
About the runners:
The Whitehouse Runners are Aidan Yardley-Jones, Akshay Grover and twin brothers Mathieu and André Blouin.
The runners are close friends from their cross-country team in high school, and grew up learning about cancer philanthropist and activist Terry Fox, who passed away from the disease in 1981. Now in college, they have trained day in and day out for their longest and furthest run yet in support of the organisation and cancer research.