Two of Chad’s cousins had a creative way of raising money in his memory. For months, Dale and Travis Warren collected scrap metal from the farm yards of their families and neighbours in southern Alberta. They spent hours retrieving any metal they could find. Then they arranged to have it all shipped and sold - the total came to over $3000.
Since my brother Chad died, I have been thinking about how to carry on what he started. Chad had a lot of goals: to get better, to be there for his friends and family, to travel, to make a difference with his life. None of us could make him well, but I can do this small thing for him. I can make sure that his life makes a difference.
Megan ran the Vancouver BMO Marathon - she hadn’t trained for it, or run farther than 24km before but she figured she could beat Oprah’s marathon time of 4 hours and 29 minutes. She challenged her friends to donate $42 if she finished the 42km in under four hours and 20 minutes. She did it in 3 hours and 43 minutes - just three minutes shy of qualifying for the Boston marathon (her next goal.)
read Megan’s blog
Amelia Ufford participated in the Test of Metal Mountain Bike event - a 67km race between 800 riders through the mountainside of Squamish, BC. She dedicated her ride to Chad and raised
$1500 for his cause.
read Amelia’s blog