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Scott McCormack will be attempting to run the Great Wall of China marathon in May to raise funds for PMH Foundation.
On top of taking on a huge physical challenge, Scott is hoping to raise at least $8000 for Princess Margaret Hospital.
“Helping alleviate the pain and despair that surrounds young children living with illness and their families is really my main motivation. By raising funds for the Foundation that could be used for research or purchasing equipment, I’m hoping to make things that little bit better for kids who are doing it tough,” explains Scott.
At a full 42.2km Scott says,
“I see the challenge as one of the hardest physical things that I can do, but however hard the marathon and training for it is for me, it doesn’t even compare to a child going through radiation therapy or being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness”.
Traditionally a cyclist, Scott has been coming to terms with his new challenge since he started training in mid-2015.
“Training is going very well, but it has been interesting trading in my bike for running shoes. Let’s just say I’ve lost a few toenails along the way! But the effort is more than worth it if I can motivate someone to donate to the PMH Foundation,” explains Scott.
“Essentially, it’s not about completing the marathon. The thought of a successful outcome for a sick or injured child due to new equipment or support provided by the Foundation is what I look forward to the most.”
Scott’s wife Rebecca will be joining him in China and taking part in the 8.5km fun run while Scott tackles the marathon. The date for their fundraising adventure is May 21 and we wish them both the very best!
Thank you Scott and Rebecca, for taking on this huge challenge for the kids at Princess Margaret Hospital! To follow Scott’s journey or donate, visit his MyCause page.