Runners and walkers from all over the province (and sprinkled throughout the world) hit their own streets on Sunday, May 30, to take part in the virtual SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon.
These dedicated supporters raised $71,930 for the Northern Cancer Foundation.
Last year, SudburyROCKS and the NCF adopted the hashtag #RunningforSteve in memory of Steve Matusch, SudburyROCKS Marathon co-founder, who passed away due to complications from cancer in March of 2020.
For the 2021 event, the organization adopted #RunningforSteveAndLise, in memory of Steve and of Lise Perdue, a longtime volunteer and wife of SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon co-founder Vince Perdue, who passed away on Dec. 15, 2020.
“We’re thrilled to have held another very successful SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon virtually this year,” Brent Walker, SudburyROCKS!!! race director, said in a release. “But even in these exciting moments, the races just weren’t the same this year without both Steve and Lise.
“We are incredibly thankful for the amazing running community coming together – at a safe distance – again this year, and we hope to see your smiling faces, in-person, again in 2022.”
Anthony Keating, president and chief development officer of Foundations and Volunteer Groups at HSN, agreed.
“We are grateful to the many runners, walkers, donors and community supporters for coming together to make the virtual SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon a success for the second year in a row,” Keating said.
“Browsing social media on May 30th was heartwarming. Seeing all the participants taking to their streets in support of cancer care in northeastern Ontario was a very special feeling. Thank you, everyone.”
The Northern Cancer Foundation would also like to recognize the top and notable pledge earners for the 2021 SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon:
– Bev Brisco
– Andre Dumais
– Dr. Janet McElhaney
– Rob Millar
– Angela Corsi Raso
Results and photos from the 2021 SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon can be found at www.suduryrocksmarathon.com.