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Cory set out to run 7 marathons in 7 consecutive days. Some people believed that to be impossible.

7 Marathons

When our oldest son said that he wanted to do something attention-getting to raise money for Ukraine, we only hoped it wouldn’t kill him in the process.

Now today, May 18th, he will be running his 7th marathon, and expects to have family and friends run some portion with him. Would you support the remarkable thing he is doing by donating to Loads of Love for Ukraine.

Cory set out on his first marathon on Mother’s Day. His second he started at 3:15am the next morning. He completed 2 marathons in 21 hours. Then he got some help for his blistered feet, took his kids to school, went to work, took his kids to sports, and received more attention for his blistered feet.

He ran the next at 2:00am.

The fourth marathon started at 3am. During the day CBC learned about what a local high school teacher was doing. They interviewed Cory that night in his driveway for TV (watch the interview here) and an online article (read it here – click on the 7 marathons in 7 days) and scheduled a live radio interview for the next morning.

I talked with Cory at 5am MT on May 16th during his 5th marathon and he was already 26km in. He planned to be running when the CBC called at 7am. He finished his run with his son, Vince (8) and his wife Lynsey. Listen to his interview here. It is funny and informative.

Proud Canadians

The CBC also interviewed Ed Dickson from Loads of Love. Ed talked about how much Ukrainians appreciate what Canadians are doing for them. They are not forgotten.

“Ed Dickson, the international director of the charity, has known Jones’s father for a while and was the one to invite him to Ukraine. He said the father-son duo are “a phenomenal example of” the Canadian values. “You can go all across Ukraine and people will tell you how much the Canadians are helping them right now. It really is a testament to the people of Canada and their giving nature.”

Would you support what Cory is doing by donating to Loads of Love here. Donations are tax receiptable. As Ed says, Canadian donations go a long way in Ukraine. $70,000 Canadian will have the impact of $700,000.

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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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