On August 24, join #PapaWalks4Kids with Russell Mackay. Russell has a big heart for kids. He plans to walk from his hometown of Beachburg in the Ottawa Valley to CHEO. That’s 125 km in 10 days. While this would be an ambitious goal for anyone, Russell makes it even more inspirational as he is 82 years old, legally blind and diabetic.
Why? When he was losing his sight about 15 years ago, he started going to an eye specialist in Ottawa attached to CHEO. Seeing children at CHEO always touched his heart and he vowed he would do what he could to help.
The Route: With support from family, Russell will be walking starting August 24 from Beachburg via River Road into Arnprior, by Carp and into Ottawa via Terry Fox Drive and Carling Avenue, with the goal to arrive at CHEO on September 4.
Donate today to help Russell reach his fundraising goals! Russell is matching the first $5000 donated.
Come out and participate in #PapaWalks4Kids and help spread the word. If you have a business or organization that operates in the Ottawa Valley, join in with some corporate support and get great recognition throughout Russell’s 10-day journey.
Email [email protected] to become a #PapaWalks4Kids partner.