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
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.
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
TWV is active in the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, Germany, Kenya, and
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.
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
SOURCE: World Vision Canada
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