The Running Whys – Lloyd Chambers

Lloyd MainFresh off another adventure distance run, Lloyd Chambers and Nicole McCarty of Fredericton are busy planning for the next part of a continuous recreation goal that hits particularly close to home.

Next month, two editions of the Fredericton Beer Run are scheduled to celebrate New Brunswick Day. But more importantly, they will help raise funds for diabetes research.

I have a son with Type 1 Diabetes and he was diagnosed when he was two in 2000,” said Lloyd of his now 18-year-old son Cody. Continue reading

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The Running Whys – Jerri McCallum

Jerri McCallum of Rusagonis, shown here in a race earlier this year in Toronto, competed in the 2014 the Kauai Marathon in Hawaii Sunday. It is a reward for two years of dedication, where she has trained diligently for her first-ever marathon and also raised $13,500 for the Canadian Diabetes Association. Photo Submitted.

Jerri McCallum of Rusagonis, shown here in a race earlier this year in Toronto, competed in the 2014 Kauai Marathon in Hawaii Sunday. It is a reward for two years of dedication, where she has trained diligently for her first-ever marathon and also raised $13,500 for the Canadian Diabetes Association. Photo Submitted.

Here is the latest edition in The Running Whys series that ran in the Daily Gleaner on Aug. 30. It features Jerri McCallum, who two years committed to running her first ever marathon – in Hawaii no less. In the process, she raised $13,500 for the Canadian Diabetes Association. Her race was Aug. 31. Here is the story prior to her departure.

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Earlier this week, Jerri McCallum of Rusagonis boarded a plane to live out a dream that even two years ago, may not have seemed real or attainable.

But Sunday, McCallum will compete in the 2014 edition of the Kauai Marathon in Hawaii, the celebratory stage of what started as a move to get away from the couch and will end with more than $13,500 raised to support the fight against diabetes in Canada. Continue reading