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You only turn seventy once so why not celebrate and organize a fundraiser for a worthy cause?


This is the page for information on supporting people as they run, ride, or walk for an all-Canadian fundraiser.

Bob Jones turns seventy on May 18th and family and friends across Canada are coming together to achieve a big, hairy, audacious goal for Ukraine. The fundraisers’ pictures and stories are listed below. Donations will be receipted through Loads of Love, a Canadian  society founded by Bob’s friend, Ed Dickson. Bob will be taking his 2nd trip to Ukraine from April 3rd until April 24th

Instructions on how to give and how to support people are listed below. If you have any questions please email Bob at  Thank you for your generosity.

ALL donations will go to (no admin fees):

1. Food relief for displaced people in Eastern Ukraine. Every week Loads of Love distributes fresh bread and non-perishables to thousands of Ukrainians who escaped to places like Poltava, Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia, Smila, Krivvy Rog. They deliver food to mostly senior residents living near the frontlines, who have no infrastructure and can’t or won’t leave their residences.

2. Mental health and addiction recovery support for soldiers and their families. Grief support for widows and orphans.

3. Facility repair.

More About Bob in Ukraine

Going to Ukraine
Loads of Love: Ed Dickson – McJoyful parties for kids
All The Precious Children Of The World
A Miracle For Natasha
The Boy in the Barrel
War Coffee in Kyiv
Rusa Danilkina: I Was Lucky
Pasha and Alina

Donate here.

CORY JONES – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – 7 in 7

Cory Jones invites people to sponsor him as he runs seven full marathons in seven days. Yes, you read that right. 7 in 7. That’s 42km/day.

He will start on May 12th and complete the last marathon on May 18th.

You can support Cory’s effort by putting SASKATOON in the message to box on the Loads of Love page (see above) here.

MADISON STEELE – Edmonton, Alberta

Madison Steele was the FIRST one to lend her support to the effort within a day of launching the idea behind the fundraiser.

She is going to run and invite friends and family to sponsor her. You can support Madison’s effort by putting Madison in the message box (see above) here.

BLAIR MERCER – Alliston Pentecostal Assembly in Ontario

Pastor Blair Mercer hosts a fundraiser invovling families on Saturday May 18th. This is the hometown of Carolyn Garton, the Loads of Love worker living in a previously occupied Ukrainian village just north of the frontlines. Support APC by putting  ALLISTON in the message box (see above) here.

Bob will be in Ontario to participate in their event.

LINDA STRIDE – Kamloops, British Columbia

Linda Stride is a long-time friend and the woman who helped Bob and Jocelyn train for their first marathon.

She is a biker and will raise funds by biking and inviting people to support her. Support her by putting KAMLOOPS in the message box (see above) here.


LILLIAN WAKULCHYK – Bonnyville, Alberta

Lillian Wakulchyk owns a spin centre in Bonnyville with fifteen stationary bikes.

She will host a spin day as a fundraiser. Support the bikers by putting BONNYVILLE in the message box (see above) here.


SUSIE INGS – Laurenceton, Newfoundland

Susie is mum to our friend, Vahen King and lives in Newfoundland. She was eager to do something to support Ukraine.

Her initiative will link us coast-to-coast across Canada.

You can support Ukraine through Susie’s work by putting NEWFOUNDLAND in the box (see above) here.


Thank you for your support in Ukraine at any one of these fundraisers. Please join the conversation and post a comment below.  Send a shout out and cheer on one of these organizers. Thank you

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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