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John Hubbard
Amount Raised
$14,940.00
Fundraising Goal $20,000.00

My Message

Hi my name is John Hubbard.  I am participating in the Confederation 150 km Solo race at this years Scotiabank Calgary Marathon.  This is a once in a lifetime road race happening on May 27/28th,2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. 

The Scotiabank Charity challenge pairs runners with charities across Canada and has raised over 50 million dollars since 2003.

This year I am running for my son, who was diagnosed in 2014 with ulcerative colitis and liver disease.   Needless to say, the journey has been a difficult one, as it is for families with a children diagnosed with chronic illness.   My wife and I feel very fortunate to have the availability of world class health care provided to us at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.   I am running in support of this charity.

The monies raised will be directed towards a bedside bowel ultrasound machine that can be used in the GI clinic.  The cost of this machine is estimated at $120,000.  This project is headed up by Dr. Jennifer deBruyn MD, MSc, FRCPC, Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Please read below what Dr. deBruyn has to say about the benefits of having this technology at the Alberta Children's Hospital. 

'Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a lifelong condition of inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract that consists of two main subtypes: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. In 2012, Canada had among the highest incidence and prevalence of IBD worldwide, with ~ 0.6% of Canadians affected. Twenty-30% of people with IBD develop IBD in childhood or adolescence. IBD has a major impact on children and their families, including school and work absenteeism, hospitalizations, surgeries, and medication costs.

Bowel ultrasound in IBD is a novel use of a well-known and longstanding imaging modality. It is a real-time, rapid, easy, noninvasive tool that can be used at in the GI clinic to monitor response to therapy in IBD. Among its considerable benefits, ultrasound involves no preparation, sedation, or ionizing radiation. In addition, the results are immediately available to share with children and their families. In clinical studies, bowel ultrasound as a point-of-care tool has altered management in ~45% of IBD cases. Bowel ultrasound is an excellent evaluation tool to ensure that the intestine is healing so that our children with IBD can return to leading full and active lives!'

Dr. Jennifer deBruyn is a pediatric gastroenterologist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital with a research and clinical focus in IBD. She is committed to improving care of children with IBD.  In 2017, she will be undergoing bowel ultrasound training with the International Bowel Ultrasound Group and raising funds to purchase a bowel ultrasound machine for the GI clinic at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. With a bowel ultrasound machine at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, we will be one of only two pediatric centers in North America with bowel ultrasound capabilities. We will be at the forefront as leaders in the field of bowel ultrasound in children with IBD. We will advance our ability to monitor children with IBD to ensure that our treatment targets are being met. We are excited for what bowel ultrasound will be able to offer to our children with IBD.

Family Photo Credit: Michelle Wells Photography

Charity I'm supporting:
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

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My Supporters (74)

Eric and Ang donated $100.00
May 28, 2017 5:29 PM
Nikki Saar, Isabelle and Jason Rose donated an undisclosed amount
May 28, 2017 10:44 AM
Stewart and Joshua donated $100.00
May 27, 2017 7:35 PM
Ian D. McKay Professional Corporation donated $300.00
May 26, 2017 8:22 PM
Tasha & Family donated an undisclosed amount
May 26, 2017 3:26 PM
Marlene Payne donated an undisclosed amount
May 19, 2017 5:20 PM
Anna and Zsolt Csillag donated $250.00
May 18, 2017 10:26 AM
Nanette Salamon donated an undisclosed amount
May 16, 2017 12:43 AM
Roxanne Hojnocki donated an undisclosed amount
May 15, 2017 11:08 PM
Donna and Todd Zmetana donated $100.00
May 14, 2017 9:16 PM
Jamie, Laura, left a message
May 11, 2017 8:57 AM
Best of luck with the training, the fundraising, and the race John!
The Roberts Family donated an undisclosed amount
May 11, 2017 8:54 AM
Abigail Lauzon donated $55.00
May 11, 2017 1:18 AM
Kayla Morgan donated $200.00
May 10, 2017 11:22 PM
karissa Horne donated $35.00
May 10, 2017 8:04 PM
Friend of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge donated an undisclosed amount
May 9, 2017 8:32 PM
Elizabeth Singbeil left a message
May 6, 2017 6:49 PM
All the best in your endeavors to have a healthy son. Hope you have a good run.
Elizabeth Singbeil donated an undisclosed amount
May 6, 2017 6:48 PM
Maegen (Singbeil) Beattie donated $100.00
May 6, 2017 11:51 AM
Brandon left a message
May 6, 2017 11:29 AM
John you a incredible dude and I am a fan.
Brandon Harris donated $100.00
May 6, 2017 11:29 AM
Lorraine Whellams left a message
May 5, 2017 7:47 PM
Good luck John. Love the Hubbard Family and I hope that this small donation can help kids in any way.
Lorraine G. Whellams donated $55.00
May 5, 2017 7:46 PM
Scott donated $150.00
May 5, 2017 6:01 PM
Bert Starke donated $55.00
May 5, 2017 2:09 PM
D Drewes donated $55.00
May 5, 2017 1:56 PM
David Proctor donated $100.00
May 4, 2017 11:39 PM
Wiegers Financial & Benefits donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 25, 2017 3:16 PM
Chewy donated $100.00
Apr 17, 2017 5:52 PM
Trevor donated $100.00
Apr 16, 2017 11:08 PM
Bruce Burnyeat donated $500.00
Apr 14, 2017 11:40 AM
Paulette Chotowetz donated $100.00
Apr 13, 2017 9:42 PM
John Chotowetz donated $200.00
Apr 13, 2017 9:34 PM
Melinda Klassen donated $100.00
Apr 13, 2017 9:27 AM
Garret Prestie donated $500.00
Apr 12, 2017 2:45 PM
Trev Burns donated $100.00
Apr 11, 2017 1:10 PM
Annie and Chris donated $100.00
Apr 8, 2017 12:20 AM
Bruce and Carole Waterer donated $100.00
Apr 7, 2017 7:52 PM
The Dragon left a message
Apr 7, 2017 7:47 PM
150 Km and $10,000 for charity- awesome. But, Barefoot- PRICELESS!!
The Dragon donated $2,000.00
Apr 7, 2017 7:32 PM
Friend of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 7, 2017 7:04 PM
Megan Calamba donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 7, 2017 1:15 AM
Angela Cameron donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 6, 2017 11:42 PM
Ryder's donated $100.00
Apr 6, 2017 9:42 PM
Katy and Noel donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 6, 2017 2:04 PM
Jennifer and Andrew Ficzycz donated $1,000.00
Apr 6, 2017 11:49 AM
Simone left a message
Apr 5, 2017 11:17 PM
Run John Run!
Simone Saeger donated $100.00
Apr 5, 2017 11:15 PM
Michelle G. donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 5, 2017 10:56 PM
Erin Larkin donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 5, 2017 8:13 PM
Nana left a message
Apr 5, 2017 7:48 PM
I love you Johnny!
Pat Ficzycz donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 5, 2017 7:47 PM
Nick & Diana donated $100.00
Apr 5, 2017 7:30 PM
Nicole and Kirsh donated $150.00
Apr 5, 2017 7:12 PM
Kevin and Darlene Steinhauer donated $150.00
Apr 5, 2017 6:59 PM
The Black Family donated $75.00
Apr 5, 2017 6:54 PM
Friend of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge donated $100.00
Apr 5, 2017 3:40 PM
Michelle Denny left a message
Apr 3, 2017 11:08 AM
You've got this, John! Have fun.
Michelle Denny donated $750.00
Apr 3, 2017 11:07 AM
Darryl Kashton donated $100.00
Mar 30, 2017 9:13 PM
Craig & Marg Hubbard donated $500.00
Mar 30, 2017 11:29 AM
Craig Oster left a message
Mar 29, 2017 11:55 AM
Good Luck John, great cause and inspiring effort!
Craig Oster donated $100.00
Mar 29, 2017 11:54 AM
Cliff Swanlund left a message
Mar 27, 2017 7:03 PM
Good Luck John...great cause and I applaud your efforts
cliff Swanlund donated $500.00
Mar 27, 2017 7:01 PM
Kelly Brooke left a message
Mar 27, 2017 11:09 AM
Way to go John! Great Cause...
Kelly Brooke donated $500.00
Mar 27, 2017 11:09 AM
Brendan Stephens donated $150.00
Mar 26, 2017 4:08 PM
Cory Stephens donated $150.00
Mar 26, 2017 4:05 PM
Bob Derbowka donated $200.00
Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM
Kristin (Goos) Patenaude donated $250.00
Mar 23, 2017 5:53 PM
Kristin/Darren left a message
Mar 23, 2017 4:41 PM
Go Johnny Go!!
Kristin Yont donated $200.00
Mar 23, 2017 4:40 PM
John Hubbard donated $500.00
Mar 15, 2017 1:39 PM
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