Combining his Love of Running with his Love for Phoenix, long time staff member Mike Butler will be running 30 kms during the Bluenose Weekend in the hopes to raise $100 per km to reach the $3,000 goal. This will be achieved by a 4 km run on May 18th with the Phoenix Run Club leading into the Bluenose Weekend followed up with the 5K Bluenose Run on the 20th and then his first ever half marathon (21K) on May 21st. Not unlike the many challenges faced by Phoenix Youth every day Mike feels that with hard work and the support of those around him he will be able to achieve this goal. We invite you to help by sponsoring these runs by going to his fundraising page to make a donation.
"Several years ago I got back into running to help improve my overall health. During this time I have come to learn that with the right state of mind and a commitment to never quit anything is possible. So too is the amazing inner strength of the youth find their way to Phoenix. Regardless of the issues and obstacles they face I am inspired by their incredible resilience and this sense of hope that it will get better. As my tribute to the incredible youth at Phoenix I wanted to do something outside of my day to day work and take on something new that will test me. Not only I will be running 30 kms over 4 days but I will be participating in my first ever half marathon. I hope you will consider offering your support by helping me raise funds. There is a quote I have over my desk that states – Make yourself stronger than your excuses – with my participation in my 30 for 30 project I promise no excuses and with your support we can help youth in need become stronger”.