Canadian Olympians join a new team

Shelley-Ann Brown: "It's time to give back" (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)

Cheryl Bernard: "With winning comes responsibility" (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)

Carolyn Darbyshire: "Joining Team World Vision has given me a goal" (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Three Olympic silver medalists -- Carolyn Darbyshire and Cheryl Bernard of Calgary, and Shelley-Ann Brown of Etobicoke - have joined a new team: Team World Vision. They will all run marathons this Spring to raise funds and awareness for World Vision Canada.

Darbyshire will run a half marathon and Bernard the full 42k in the Calgary Marathon. Brown will run 5k in the Mississauga Marathon.

"This might be my biggest mental challenge yet," says Cheryl Bernard. "This is my give back moment, and I believe the bigger team I build, the more children we can help. I promised myself I would do something worthwhile with the silver medal, that it wouldn't just hang in a case to be admired. With winning comes responsibility."

The Olympians join The Amazing Race Canada's Mitic brothers, Jody and Cory, who will run for Team World Vision in Ottawa.

Quick facts:

  • Team World Vision Canada coordinator Leo Tang is a certified CrossFit Trainer who holds a CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification and finished first in the Ontario CrossFit Open (Masters).
  • Founded in 2007, Team World Vision is the fastest-growing charity running program in North America.
  • Over 20,000 people have participated with Team World Vision, raising over 5 million dollars.
  • TWV is the largest charity running team in some of the biggest races in North America.
  • TWV is active in the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, Germany, Kenya, and Australia.

Resources:

video -  "I run because…"
marathons -   Mississauga Marathon - May 3 & 4, BMO Vancouver Marathon - May 4,
Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend - May 24 & 25, Scotiabank Calgary Marathon - June 1
website --  www.teamworldvision.ca
facebook --  TeamWorldVisionCanada
team leader -- Leo Tang

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

SOURCE World Vision Canada

Image with caption: "Shelley-Ann Brown: "It's time to give back" (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140314_C5185_PHOTO_EN_37928.jpg

Image with caption: "Cheryl Bernard: "With winning comes responsibility" (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140314_C5185_PHOTO_EN_37927.jpg

Image with caption: "Carolyn Darbyshire: "Joining Team World Vision has given me a goal" (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140314_C5185_PHOTO_EN_37926.jpg



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For additional information, or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Robin MacKenzie - 647-535-3431 or robin_mackenzie@worldvision.ca