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Chris Dennis - Run like the wind!
Amount Raised
$13,231.00
Fundraising Goal $12,000.00

My Message

Hi there, I’m Chris Dennis, Interim CEO of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario and

“I got the gift!”

No, I’m not boasting about a special talent I have, rather I am referring to a gift my son gave me for Christmas....entry into THE OTTAWA MARATHON!!!. Yes, that’s 26 miles or 42Kms.

I'm in my 50’s, I haven’t run regularly for over 20 years and I’m about 30 lbs heavier than when I ran my last marathon in 1993, so it’s quite the gift. Aren’t kids great!

If I’m going to do this, I’m going to try and raise as much money for Alzheimer’s care and research as possible, so this is where you come in. Please sponsor my run, you will receive an electronic tax receipt and then sit back and gloat as I train in the depths of our snowy winter for the Marathon on May 24th.

Or maybe you’ll “get a gift” or “give a gift” too and help raise even more money for the Alzheimer Society. You too can support the Alzheimer Society by registering your own event on www.memorymakersforAlzheimers.ca.

My $5,000 goal has been met!! Thank you very much for your support. To show my commitment to this great cause, I have made a donation myself. Now, let's see how much higher we can go!

About my event

My event is supporting:
The Alzheimer Society Research program

Event date:
45/05/2015

Location of Event:
Ottawa

Training update March 30: As part of training for the Ottawa Marathon Father and son (Patrick Dennis pictured left in case you got us mixed up) completed the round the bay race in Hamilton. This sometimes gruelling 30Km race was made far more pleasant by light winds, sunny skies and reasonable temperatures. Despite this, it felt like a very long way and made me realize that more training is in order if the 42 Kms is to be completed May 25th. Thanks again for all your donations. Feel free to pass along the link to anyone you think may want to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s. 100% of this donation will be going to research. 

After months of trainig, I have comleted the Ottawa Marathon! Thank you all for your generosity!

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My Supporters (167)

Blake Frazer left a message
Jun 4, 2015 5:42 PM
Way to go Chris! For both the mileage and the money raised.
Blake Frazer donated $100.00
Jun 4, 2015 5:41 PM
Chris left a message
May 25, 2015 5:06 PM
Hi Folks, Just letting you know I did survive, no flowers needed, though to steal a line from Austin powers, "I'm not dead just very badly hurt! Actually, things went well. I achieved the goal to complete the run...about an hour thirty slower than my last Marathon but hey that was 22 years ago!. My son was .40 minutes faster so the torch has officially been passed. THANKYOU, THANKYOU, THANKYOU for all your donations. Research is 13,131 better off thanks to you!!!!
Kristy, Alzheimer Society Ontario left a message
May 25, 2015 8:14 AM
Congratulations Chris!! Thank you all for your generous support.
Pick left a message
May 24, 2015 7:20 PM
So did you survive this event....or should I send flowers?
pick left a message
May 24, 2015 7:17 PM
I was going to say. ....manly....you're a manly man.
Megan left a message
May 22, 2015 7:57 PM
Knock 'em dead this weekend, Chris. So very impressed with your dedication and hard work.
Megan & James Dixon donated an undisclosed amount
May 22, 2015 7:57 PM
CD left a message
May 12, 2015 3:23 PM
You were going to say "Bald" I assume Pick?
Jim left a message
May 11, 2015 7:34 AM
Good Luck Chris...
Jim & Chris donated an undisclosed amount
May 11, 2015 7:31 AM
Pick left a message
May 7, 2015 8:43 PM
So.....Patrick is good looking....and you're......
Jeff Bond left a message
May 4, 2015 11:02 PM
Sounds like you are exceeding your goals Chris. Good for you!
Jeff Bond donated an undisclosed amount
May 4, 2015 11:00 PM
Betsy left a message
May 4, 2015 2:25 PM
Great cause -- supporting Alzheimer Research - Kudos Chris!
Betsy Little donated an undisclosed amount
May 4, 2015 2:23 PM
Hope and Guy Jaglowitz donated $50.00
Apr 19, 2015 3:46 PM
Edna Ramos donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 14, 2015 2:50 PM
Pamela Waeland donated $100.00
Apr 13, 2015 11:06 AM
Davide Viola donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 12, 2015 12:00 AM
Rosy Fernandes left a message
Apr 9, 2015 2:28 PM
Go Chris Go! Thank you for undertaking this BIG run for the Alzheimer Society.
Rosy Fernandes donated $10.00
Apr 9, 2015 2:25 PM
Annie left a message
Apr 9, 2015 8:55 AM
I admire your dedication and support to Alzheimers. Wishing you a great run day!
Annie Pejovich donated $100.00
Apr 9, 2015 8:54 AM
Ann-Marie Kungl-Baker donated $50.00
Apr 6, 2015 9:28 AM
Farhad donated $200.00
Apr 2, 2015 10:52 PM
P. Corbeil donated $50.00
Apr 2, 2015 8:26 PM
Ken left a message
Apr 2, 2015 8:19 PM
I believe that is a "Kick Ass" campaign! Go man!
Ken Loucks donated $50.00
Apr 2, 2015 8:16 PM
Lee Ann Stewart donated $26.00
Apr 2, 2015 3:42 PM
Michael Reny donated $25.00
Mar 31, 2015 7:59 AM
Howie left a message
Mar 25, 2015 9:20 AM
Good luck in your quest!
Anonymous donated $260.00
Mar 25, 2015 9:19 AM
Chris left a message
Mar 23, 2015 10:07 AM
keep watching! It gets better:)
Pick left a message
Mar 19, 2015 7:09 PM
.....You are an inspiration Chris? Hey ....do you think we're not watching this?
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 18, 2015 9:43 PM
Jim & Ellen Lowden (from GAC) donated $75.00
Mar 18, 2015 3:01 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 17, 2015 9:52 AM
Janet Vanier donated $100.00
Mar 12, 2015 2:26 PM
Chris left a message
Mar 12, 2015 9:15 AM
You are an inspiration Chris
Chris Dennis donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 12, 2015 9:14 AM
John Neely donated $200.00
Mar 11, 2015 8:19 AM
Matthew left a message
Mar 10, 2015 4:58 PM
Hello Chris, I recently completed an Alzheimer fundraiser myself, the Walk for Memories, but because I know first hand how devastating this illness is and because in many ways it is still so mysterious, much more research needs to be done, so I applaud your efforts. Good luck!
Matthew Vorstermans donated $75.00
Mar 10, 2015 4:51 PM
Dave and Liz Ormerod donated $100.00
Mar 10, 2015 3:39 PM
RWMAC donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 10, 2015 10:28 AM
Anonymous donated $25.00
Mar 9, 2015 8:11 PM
Sue Williams donated $20.00
Mar 9, 2015 3:28 PM
Richard Lock left a message
Mar 4, 2015 7:06 PM
Good luck Chris !
Richard Lo k donated $200.00
Mar 4, 2015 7:05 PM
Solange left a message
Mar 4, 2015 6:16 PM
Dear Chris, I see you have done amazingly for your campaign and Jon and I are thrilled to be part of it, albeit a little one! Good luck with the run
Anonymous donated $100.00
Mar 4, 2015 6:15 PM
Kim left a message
Mar 4, 2015 4:12 PM
I wish you the best on your training Boom Boom, you're going to need it!
Kim Jorgensen donated $100.00
Mar 4, 2015 4:11 PM
Bob Renaud left a message
Mar 4, 2015 2:06 PM
From recently appointed to running for the cause. Thank you Chris
Bob Renaud left a message
Mar 4, 2015 2:05 PM
From recently appointed, to running for the cause. Thank you Chris
Bob Renaud donated $75.00
Mar 4, 2015 2:02 PM
Ryan Mackellar donated $25.00
Mar 4, 2015 9:24 AM
Thomas Evans donated $100.00
Mar 3, 2015 10:44 PM
Myo Maung left a message
Mar 3, 2015 8:47 PM
Great Cause Chris! Cheers!
Myo Maung donated $50.00
Mar 3, 2015 8:46 PM
Paul Hargreaves donated $100.00
Mar 3, 2015 5:55 PM
Sandra Montague left a message
Mar 3, 2015 4:09 PM
Have a great run, Chris! Your commitment is inspiring.
Sandra Montague donated $100.00
Mar 3, 2015 4:08 PM
Audra donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 3, 2015 3:32 PM
John K left a message
Mar 2, 2015 12:38 PM
Happy running Chris - great cause.
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 2, 2015 12:37 PM
Rob Galloway left a message
Mar 2, 2015 10:27 AM
Good Luck on your run Chris-great cause and definite need for all families to consider with aging parents
Rob Galloway donated $100.00
Mar 2, 2015 10:24 AM
Stu Gilman left a message
Mar 1, 2015 10:41 AM
Good luck Chris....better you than me!
Stu Gilman donated $25.00
Mar 1, 2015 10:40 AM
Rae and Judy left a message
Feb 28, 2015 10:38 PM
You can do it Chris! Run,Run,Run!
Rae and Judy donated $100.00
Feb 28, 2015 10:36 PM
Loren Freid left a message
Feb 27, 2015 2:48 PM
Here's my blind faith for someone I have yet to meet! Good luck from your colleague in York Region
Satinder Sanghera donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 27, 2015 4:26 AM
Branch Greaves donated $50.00
Feb 25, 2015 6:36 PM
Aabid donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 25, 2015 3:57 PM
Peter Kalra donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 25, 2015 3:45 PM
Pascale donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 25, 2015 10:23 AM
Ingrid Buchinger donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 24, 2015 3:37 PM
Loren Freid donated $18.00
Feb 24, 2015 1:58 PM
Stephanie Anselm donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 24, 2015 10:05 AM
Rohan Raheja donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 24, 2015 9:46 AM
West Coast Caretakers donated $75.00
Feb 23, 2015 9:25 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 23, 2015 7:09 PM
Nello Mariani left a message
Feb 23, 2015 4:52 PM
Good luck, Chris!
Nello Mariani donated $100.00
Feb 23, 2015 3:24 PM
Nick left a message
Feb 23, 2015 2:10 PM
Thank you for doing this for such a worthy cause. This had an affect on our family. We are glad to support your efforts.
Nick & Kathy Ballinger donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 23, 2015 2:08 PM
Raj Raheja left a message
Feb 23, 2015 1:52 PM
Look forward to seeing pictures at the finish line!!!
Raj Raheja donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 23, 2015 1:51 PM
Paul Albany left a message
Feb 23, 2015 1:25 PM
Good Luck Chris!
Paul Albany donated $75.00
Feb 23, 2015 1:22 PM
Humphrey left a message
Feb 23, 2015 1:03 PM
"Run Forrest Run"...oops, I mean "run Chris run"
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 23, 2015 1:02 PM
David Gibbons left a message
Feb 23, 2015 12:06 PM
Good luck with the race Chris
David Gibbons donated $100.00
Feb 23, 2015 12:05 PM
Karen Boodram donated $50.00
Feb 22, 2015 8:38 PM
Karen Boodram left a message
Feb 22, 2015 8:34 PM
Chris....Don & I are looking forward to the after pictures. Safe training!
Doug Kerr left a message
Feb 22, 2015 11:36 AM
Glad to support such a worthy cause Chris!
Doug Kerr donated $100.00
Feb 22, 2015 11:36 AM
Darren donated $50.00
Feb 21, 2015 2:38 PM
Rollo donated $50.00
Feb 20, 2015 3:16 PM
Ted and Brenda donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 20, 2015 10:45 AM
jan reidie left a message
Feb 20, 2015 10:43 AM
Good Luck bro-in-law. Glad its you training in your inclement weather. However you could live in Boston.
janet reidie donated $50.00
Feb 20, 2015 10:40 AM
Rob Cartwright donated $75.00
Feb 19, 2015 10:12 PM
Winnie Farhadi donated $50.00
Feb 19, 2015 6:10 PM
Kevan Wilson donated $200.00
Feb 19, 2015 5:39 PM
Steve Ince donated $250.00
Feb 19, 2015 9:29 AM
Dave Walls donated $50.00
Feb 19, 2015 9:28 AM
Steve Ince left a message
Feb 19, 2015 9:24 AM
A great commitment to a great cause. I am happy to help out, Good luck
Dave & Hannah Walls left a message
Feb 19, 2015 9:22 AM
Awesome commitment Chris. Best of luck !
John left a message
Feb 18, 2015 8:59 PM
Good luck training in the snow,you should be in B.C.
John Fettes donated $100.00
Feb 18, 2015 8:56 PM
Joanne Mason donated $25.00
Feb 18, 2015 5:10 PM
Margaret Dennis donated $100.00
Feb 18, 2015 4:35 PM
Jon left a message
Feb 18, 2015 4:21 PM
Have a good run!
Jon Strom donated $50.00
Feb 18, 2015 4:20 PM
Edward Cui donated $50.00
Feb 18, 2015 1:47 PM
Tom B donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 18, 2015 1:37 PM
Ram. left a message
Feb 18, 2015 1:24 PM
Good luck, Chris. This should be a bunch of fun...
Richard Marcil donated $50.00
Feb 18, 2015 1:23 PM
Tim Matthews donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 18, 2015 10:38 AM
Kasia left a message
Feb 18, 2015 9:33 AM
Amazing goal - good luck!
Kasia donated $50.00
Feb 18, 2015 9:31 AM
Khin left a message
Feb 18, 2015 9:16 AM
I'll be cheering for you Chris
Khin donated $50.00
Feb 18, 2015 9:15 AM
Martin left a message
Feb 18, 2015 6:44 AM
Good luck Chris!
Martin & Melanie Dennis donated $100.00
Feb 18, 2015 6:42 AM
Pick left a message
Feb 17, 2015 8:21 PM
I think Howie might have the right idea.......pledge by the mile. You are likely to pull a groin muscle putting on your running shoes which makes Howard look like a genius.
Patricia Luna donated $50.00
Feb 17, 2015 5:50 PM
Ryan McCutcheon donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 17, 2015 1:39 PM
Ron Erdman donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 17, 2015 1:25 PM
Peter left a message
Feb 17, 2015 1:11 PM
The 50 crowd is pulling for ya! I know you can do it!
Peter & Francine Mulherin donated $100.00
Feb 17, 2015 1:10 PM
Chris and Myra Hay donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 17, 2015 1:02 PM
Robert and Nicky Pratt left a message
Feb 17, 2015 12:52 PM
Way to go Chris!! Nicky and I ran the National Capital Marathon on Mothers' Day in 97. It was long. Good on you. All the best.
Robert Pratt donated $200.00
Feb 17, 2015 12:49 PM
Kelly and Jef Vermeulen donated $100.00
Feb 17, 2015 12:25 PM
Kirby left a message
Feb 17, 2015 11:31 AM
Chris - you can do it! Watch out for those ice patches out there!!
Kirby donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 17, 2015 11:28 AM
Chris left a message
Feb 17, 2015 9:53 AM
Wow, Kathy and Howie, way to step up. That's $260 in the bank if I have to drag myself across the line!! BTW I am matching the pot so this will hurt physically and financially!!!
Howie left a message
Feb 17, 2015 9:04 AM
Kathy and I will pledge $10 per mile, hedging our bets due to your advanced age and the deleterious impact of years of Jazz Nights and golf trips.
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 17, 2015 8:05 AM
Mary Brennan donated $50.00
Feb 17, 2015 12:00 AM
charlie left a message
Feb 16, 2015 6:56 PM
100 years old and still running marathons! wow!
Charlie (son) donated $40.00
Feb 16, 2015 6:55 PM
Nicky left a message
Feb 16, 2015 3:00 PM
Good Luck
nicky morgan left a message
Feb 16, 2015 2:59 PM
Good Luck.
nicky morgan donated $25.00
Feb 16, 2015 2:59 PM
Alexa Model left a message
Feb 16, 2015 2:18 PM
Go Chris!!!
Alexa Model donated $50.00
Feb 16, 2015 2:17 PM
CO left a message
Feb 16, 2015 2:02 PM
Have a great run CD...at least it will be a relatively flat course? but still a heck of a lot longer than the Sunrun!!
CO donated $50.00
Feb 16, 2015 1:59 PM
Rosemary Corbett donated $100.00
Feb 16, 2015 1:50 PM
John and Barb left a message
Feb 16, 2015 12:41 PM
Good luck!
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 16, 2015 12:40 PM
Pick left a message
Feb 16, 2015 12:31 PM
Remember Rosie Ruiz. I've also donated to purchase a gurney to pick you up after the race.
Pick donated $100.00
Feb 16, 2015 12:27 PM
Liz Marshall - Care Partners left a message
Feb 16, 2015 12:05 PM
I think that is great and of course you have my support
john scherebnyj left a message
Feb 16, 2015 11:57 AM
good luck and stay well
100 donated $100.00
Feb 16, 2015 11:57 AM
Amanda DeVrieze left a message
Feb 13, 2015 6:08 PM
Of course I will support you. I am so proud of you!!! Good luck!
Amanda DeVrieze donated $25.00
Feb 13, 2015 6:07 PM
Jacquie left a message
Feb 13, 2015 11:05 AM
I am so happy to support this from the warmth of the sidelines.
Jacquie donated $100.00
Feb 13, 2015 11:03 AM

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