Tracy is running five marathons in five days to raise $5,000 for long term care. You can help.
The current COVID-19 crisis has reinforced the importance of protecting our elders and those most vulnerable and at risk. Using her love of running, Victoria’s Tracy Marshall plans to run five marathons in five days, with a goal of raising $5,000, as well as increasing awareness about the importance of long term care for our seniors.
Tracy’s mother, Carol, lived at Beckley Farm Lodge until she passed away in March of this year. The James Bay care home, owned and operated by Broadmead Care, inspired her to run to say Thank you for the amazing care Carol received, first through the Day Program and then in her final years as a resident.
“I was looking for a way to honour the staff at Beckley Farm Lodge, and the memory of my mother,” said Marshall, an avid runner and member of the Marathon Maniacs. “I really want to show my gratitude and do something to help. I have done multiple marathons before but not for about five years. It will be a challenge for sure, but I think it is totally doable!”
From Thursday, June 18 to Monday, June 22, Tracy plans to stick to the 42.2 km GoodLife Fitness Marathon route, and finish the last of her five runs at Beckley Farm Lodge. With support of family and friends she has already raised $2,134.58 of her $5,000 goal. Lorraine Gee, Manager of Beckley Farm Lodge, says Tracy’s efforts will have a huge impact for the residents at the Lodge, “There is a misconception that care homes are fully funded through the government. Funding covers the basics, but extras like specialty equipment and programs are only possible through fundraising. We are so grateful and honoured Tracy is doing this to support our residents.”
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