Oliver Stankiewicz set out operating from Vernon, B.C., just some minutes after midnight on Sunday morning.
The Vernon man’s purpose was to run 100 kilometers in 24 hours this Mom’s Day in reminiscence of his late mom, Laura Jean Stankiewicz, who died of most cancers final August.
Funds raised by means of the charity run are going to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Basis to learn the McMurty Baerge Most cancers Centre.
“They had been a giant a part of our life for the later a part of mother’s life. It was only a approach for me to have the ability to give again to one thing that helped us out considerably,” Oliver mentioned.
Oliver’s father, David Stankiewicz, mentioned the run is a last Mom’s Day reward and the end result of eight months of coaching.
“I’m overwhelmed. If I had a tear in me I’d be spending it proper now however I’ve teared up by means of the evening operating with him already,” mentioned David.
The Transfer for Mother occasion can be encouraging different individuals to affix in a digital fundraising race and set their very own distance targets.
Oliver mentioned that as of noon Sunday, $27,000 had been raised.
International Okanagan caught up with Oliver early Sunday afternoon, greater than 80 kilometers into his run.
The Vernon man mentioned he was pondering of his mom as he ran by means of the evening and into the morning.
Oliver mentioned Laura Jean at all times wished to see her youngsters observe their dream.
“She would have been actually proud to see what I put collectively right this moment, I believe, and see the assist from the group as properly,” Oliver mentioned.
“She would have been my primary fan, for certain, and that’s one thing that I thought of all day right this moment.”
– with recordsdata from Kimberly Davidson
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