Row3Capitals Relay of Hope
Amount Raised
$3,000.00
Fundraising Goal $5,000.00

Blindness restricts many people, but Jean-Christophe Marly knows few limits.  Jean-Christophe was diagnosed with Retinis Pigmentosa, a genetic disease that slowly eliminated his peripheral vision and that may lead to complete blindness. He learned sculling (rowing with both hands and two oars) with  when he was 10 years old during a summer camp.  He remembers with fondness – and some pain – his first 63 km rowing marathon in Liege, Belgium which he participated in annually for many years.  Sculling is a sport which someone who is visually impaired can participate in – it is an excellent low-impact fitness sport.   Jean-Christophe sculls at the Hanlan Boat Club in Toronto.  Despite his handicap, Jean-Christophe takes buses and walks the streets of Toronto where he now lives.  He is an unrelenting optimist.

In the same spirit of hope, Jean-Christophe is one of the leaders of an ambitious 500 km rowing tour in 2017 called Canada 150 Row3Capitals Relay, between the three Ontario capitals of the Province of Canada between 1841 and 1867: Toronto, Kingston, and Ottawa.  Kingston was the first capital of the united Province.  Toronto was the alternating capital from 1849 to 1859.  Ottawa became the capital in 1866 and in 1867 became the capital of confederated Canada.  The Relay is organised by the Ontario Adventure Rowing Association (www.adventurerowing.ca), of which Jean-Christophe is a Director.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness is a partner in the Canada 150 Row3Capitals Relay whose slogan is ‘Sculling for vision’.  The Foundation inspires hope by raising money for research into cures for blindness.  Anyone who supports the hope suggested by Jean-Christophe’s fortitude can donate money to the Foundation Fighting Blindness by supporting my Sight-Saver fundraising page. 

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Supporters

Richard Vincent donated $200.00
Nov 1, 2017 6:14 PM
Joanne Ryks donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 11, 2017 12:59 PM
Rideau Canal South Tour donated $250.00
Aug 18, 2017 2:34 PM
Richard Vincent donated $310.00
Jul 22, 2017 5:43 PM
Hugh Fletcher donated $100.00
Jul 17, 2017 9:36 PM
Hanlan Tour donated $435.00
Jul 17, 2017 9:30 PM
JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MARLY donated $500.00
Jul 11, 2017 12:00 AM
Cynthia Warn donated $100.00
Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM
Joan Robertson donated an undisclosed amount
Jul 3, 2017 7:55 AM
John Savage donated an undisclosed amount
Jul 3, 2017 12:00 AM
Peter Jepson donated an undisclosed amount
Jul 2, 2017 7:34 PM
Dominique Lamarre donated an undisclosed amount
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM
Shelagh (Hanlan) left a message
Jun 27, 2017 9:54 AM
Cheers to 'unrelenting optimists'!! Happy Canada Day to all!
Shelagh Baker (Hanlan) donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 27, 2017 9:52 AM
Susan Wright donated $100.00
Jun 27, 2017 9:47 AM
Julie Winterburn donated $20.00
Jun 27, 2017 9:17 AM
Susan Gustavison donated $100.00
Jun 26, 2017 1:57 PM
Patti Pinfold donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 23, 2017 9:58 PM
Friend of the FFB donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 16, 2017 6:37 PM
Shelagh Cummins donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 15, 2017 8:26 AM
Shelagh left a message
Jun 15, 2017 8:25 AM
In full support of this incredible team who is bringing attention to a very important cause. (And very proud of mom for rowing such distances!!)
Mary Clark donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 14, 2017 7:42 AM
Claudia P left a message
May 23, 2017 3:20 PM
Good luck! As a fellow RP'er, it's great to see others living their lives to the fullest and not letting this hold them back. All the best.
Friend of the FFB donated an undisclosed amount
May 12, 2017 4:57 PM
Tom Butscher left a message
May 8, 2017 11:49 AM
I am donating $50.00 and I hope to support this worthwhile cause. butschertom@rogers.com
Richard Vincent donated $100.00
Dec 23, 2016 5:30 PM