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Toronto Pearson Runway Run 2012

Toronto Pearson is thrilled to announce their fifth annual Runway Run on Saturday, June 23 2012.

This is their annual event where they invite you out on the runway for a 5k run or 2k walk, while also raising funds for a great cause. They are pleased to announce that funds raised through this year’s Runway Run will benefit Hope Air.

Hope Air: Getting Canadians to Getting Better

Hope Air is Canada’s only registered charity that arranges free flights for Canadians who are in financial need and must travel to healthcare. Hope Air has provided over 66,000 flights to Canadians living at, or below, the poverty line since its founding in 1986. For a Canadian living below the poverty line and facing a commute of many hours to get treatment, Hope Air truly is the only hope.

Why Hope Air?

Toronto Pearson is more than Canada’s leading airport – it’s a gateway to a world of possibilities. Each year, we welcome millions of guests and whether they are travelling from, to, or connecting through Toronto Pearson, we take the opportunity to be a lasting impression of our region very seriously.

For some of our guests, their time here is linking them to the possibility of the world-class medical care that is offered by our neighbouring hospitals.

The support of the Runway Run will make a great difference in the lives of Hope Air Clients like Briana, who is 14 years old and lives in northern Ontario. Briana has complicated health issues that require her to visit medical specialists in Toronto.

"It is because of Hope Air that our daughter Briana has been able to make her appointments at SickKids Hospital in Toronto," says her father Marc. "Briana has severe rheumatoid arthritis plus mental and physical disabilities which, combined, make it very difficult for her to endure the 11-hour-long drive from our home in Timmins. The flight takes just an hour, and saves us a long drive, often in nasty weather, as well as time away from work and school."

Let’s Help Hope Air take flight!

We’ve set a goal of raising $100,000 for Hope Air, which would translate into 350 flights .We’re confident that with the teamwork of our corporate sponsors, individual supporters, runners and walkers, and our collective Toronto Pearson community, we can reach this goal.

Working together in support of Hope Air, we can help thousands of people live longer, happier, and healthier lives.

Source: http://www.torontopearson.com/runwayrun/#

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