MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Shelley-Ann Brown, Olympic silver medalist in bobsleigh, has joined Team World Vision to race in the Mississauga Marathon on May 3rd and 4th, 2014. She joins fellow Olympic silver medalist Cheryl Bernard, who will race for Team World Vision in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon on June 1st.
As the world competes in Sochi, these Olympians will be training tirelessly to prepare for their respective marathons in the spring -- and raising money for the world's most vulnerable children.
Team World Vision (TWV), a group of marathon runners and World Vision supporters across the country (and around the world), is led in Canada by Leo Tang. Tang is a certified CrossFit Trainer who holds a CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification and finished first in the Ontario CrossFit Open (Masters).
"We are thrilled to have Shelley-Ann Brown running with us. Along with her fellow Olympian Cheryl Bernard, she is an inspiration to all Canadians. In addition to winning Olympic silver, Shelley-Ann is an active member of her community and a champion for children." - Leo Tang, Team World Vision Canada Coordinator
"I pledge to create a better Canada by working with children and inspiring them to be their most excellent selves." - Shelley-Ann Brown, 2010 Olympic medalist
- Founded in 2007, TWV 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.
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 celebrates Olympic silver in Vancouver, 2010 (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140206_C8197_PHOTO_EN_36398.jpg
SOURCE: World Vision Canada
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