Saturday, August 23, 2008

A Run To Remember

A very special event is held today and tomorrow for my cousin; "The Bruce Hadley memorial run for heart"
"The Inaugural Bruce Hadley Memorial Relay Run for Heart is the first partnership of its kind between the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This event is being held in honor of Bruce Hadley and the many others who have lost their lives as a result of heart related issues. On August 25th 2007, Bruce passed away as a result of a heart attack. It occurred while he was jogging, something he loved to do on a regular basis. Bruce was only 32 and was from Bathurst, he sadly left behind a loving wife and two young children. As an RCMP officer, he touched the lives of many people and for these reasons, his family, friends, and co-workers have decided to organize this run in his honor. "

My mom practicing for this special day

"The run will start at 8 am on August 23rd, from the RCMP headquarters in Fredericton. The run will go overnight and end in Bathurst on August 24th. This run is a non-competitive event, but each leg will be timed, and closely supervised by the RCMP. The total distance of the run is approx. 250 kilometers. The course will be broken up into several shorter legs (ranging from 5km to 17km), which will allow runners of all skill levels to participate. Each relay team will be responsible for having their members arrive at their specified leg, at the specified time."

Bruce enjoyed running

"Bruce was a role model employee for the RCMP. He worked in the Fredericton, Bathurst and Edmundston areas. Prior to his passing, Bruce was a member of the drug section in Bathurst. Bruce enjoyed giving back to the community by being involved with various groups including Operation Red Nose, minor soccer and Drug Abuse Resistance Education."

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This weekend, all my thoughts & prayers along with my energy is sent to my family back in New Brunswick who is at the relay. I love you guys SO much xox

1 comment:

linda said...

Indeed it was a heartbreaking event for a lot of us but fortunate to be involved in it.