February 24, 2015, Ottawa — On March 24, United Way campaign co-chair Mark Sutcliffe will be running across Ottawa to raise funds for United Way’s Community Campaign. For every $1,000 received in pledges, Mark will run 1 kilometre up to 50 kilometres.
“United Way Ottawa’s Community Campaign is wrapping up at the end of March and there is still work to be done to reach our goal of changing 61,500 lives,” said Mark Sutcliffe. “As campaign co-chair, I’ve seen the need that exists in the community so I’m running to raise funds and awareness for the many in Ottawa who need our support.”
During his run, Mark will be thanking donors and accepting contributions at a number of United Way partners along the way.
“I love running, but I’ve never run 50k in one day before. This is a chance for everyone to push me beyond my limit as we do everything we can to help change lives in our community,” said Mark Sutcliffe. “Ottawa is an incredibly generous city that comes through year after year for our community and I know this year will be no different. I hope Ottawa will support my run and know that whether you pledge $5 or $5,000 every dollar goes towards changing lives.”
To make a donation in support of United Way and Mark’s run visit uwco.ca/marksrun. Ottawa.
About Mark Sutcliffe:
Mark Sutcliffe is an Ottawa native and a writer, broadcaster, entrepreneur and volunteer. He hosts the popular morning show, the Chat Room, weekdays on CFRA and writes two columns a week in the Ottawa Citizen, where he was previously executive editor. He is the author of Why I Run and Canada’s Magnificent Marathon. Mark hosts a national Sunday morning political show, The Week, on CPAC. He is also the CEO of Great River Media Inc., an Ottawa-based media company that operates the Ottawa Business Journal and other media and event properties.
About United Way:
United Way Ottawa invests resources where they are needed most and will have the greatest impact. Through research, evaluation and partnerships with community experts we are able to identify the root causes of the biggest social problems facing our community and help find solutions that change tens of thousands of lives for the better. One hundred percent of donations to United Way Ottawa stay in Ottawa to help those most in need. Learn more about our work at www.unitedwayottawa.ca.
For more information, please contact:
Andrée Dion, United Way Ottawa
Phone: 613-683-3785; Mobile: 613-898-6907
Twitter: @UnitedWayOttawa or @andree_dion