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“The sudden, tragic passing of our dad, Bob Wood, from a ruptured brain aneurysm in 2013 is what motivated our family to host this
event. Brain aneurysms, as we have since learned, affect people of all ages in many different ways….our dad’s story is only one!


So, in light and memory of our dad, we undertook the planning of this event. It was definitely a labour of love. My family and I had no idea where to start. However, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation of Canada stepped up, guided and supported us the whole way. As the days and weeks progressed the excitement started to build. We connected with other affected families and our passion started to grow. This would be the first Canadian walk/run in support of brain aneurysm care. Even though our father passed, we learned many families have a second chance as people can survive this disease and go on to live great lives. We were thrilled to learn the money we were raising would help those people in their recovery as well as help prevent this tragedy from striking again. Education and awareness are key to survival.

In this ever so humble way, we honoured someone we love and have allowed others the opportunity to do the same. We raised awareness of a risk we all \ face and hopefully reminded everyone that life is precious. We hope we have motivated others to follow our example, take up a greater purpose and strive to nmake a difference. It was the tragic death of our Dad, Bob Wood, that started this event. Dad lives on through this event, but this event lives on because of the survivors and their support.

Our family is very proud to have organized this first Canadian event for brain aneurysm care and laid the ground work for future Canadian events. We couldn’t have done it without our volunteers, participants, supporters, individual sponsors and generous corporate sponsors.

Keep your running shoes laced up as our event will be upon us in no time!”

- Cindy L. Ivanitz

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