CameronHelps CEO David Harris completed his 13th Missisauga Marthon May 7 and with his teammates, raised over $4,000 to support Team Unbreakable programs.
Interviewed afterwards, David said the run and its finish creates a lot of different emotions for him. “This was my 13th Mississauga Marathon to honour my son and there is a lot of emotion tied to this as this is the first year he became a teenager,” David says. “I was very elated to know that my fellow board member Bob Wordham did so well in completing his run and raising so much for CameronHelps,” he added. “Every year people support us at the race. I can’t thank them enough for your support.”
Those raising money and running with David included Team Captain John Knox, Julian Kanarek, Jim Schembri and David Rowney.
David was on track to complete the marathon in a Boston Marathon qualifying time, but was slowed down by muscle cramps in his legs near the end of the run. “Training for me this year was the best in a long time. Unfortunately it will be my last year with my coach and mentor Jeff Stapleton who is moving out of town. I will miss his crazy workouts and passion and friendship.”
David says he is looking forward to the annual Father’s Day run on June 18th in Port Credit. “A highlight for me is getting to meet so many new people and seeing all those familiar faces that come back every year to support the charity.”
David Harris was recently interviewed by Global TV about the loss of his son, Cameron. The story was aired on May 6, 2017 at the end of Mental Health Week in Canada and the day before David was running in the Mississauga Marathon in memory of Cameron. David’s Team Unbreakable runners raised over $4,000 for the charity at the event.
During his interview, David talked about recovering and starting over with running as a way to treat his own depression. In less than 10 years, the charity CameronHelps is operates in more than 50 locations from Halton-Peel and the GTA to as far north as Thunder Bay and Sudbury. To watch the video click here.