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Run for a Reason – 2020
Robert Hardy

Title: I run to help other patients

Robert, Bob Hardy, The Walker Runner, no balance, no problem. I run to help and inspire other patients.
2020. My seventh marathon and my first Lumberjack Challenge racing my walker
The Lumberjack Challenge is a 2-km race followed by a 5-km race followed by a 10-km race followed by a full, 42.2-km race. 59-km of walker racing at age 69.

In 1996, I was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 46. A year later, I had a bone marrow transplant at The Ottawa Hospital. I remember being told my chance of survival was 40% but my two children, who were young at the time, told me I wouldn’t die because I was ‘too tough’.
Twenty-three years later, here I am still going strong. The care I received from Dr. Lothar Huebsch and his team was excellent—it was incredible


You have the power to ensure patients at The Ottawa Hospital have access to world-class care, and that research continues to break down barriers. Register for Canada’s biggest marathon weekend and Run for a Reason to support The Ottawa Hospital! Better yet, bring a team together of work colleagues, family, or friends to raise funds to support an area of The Ottawa Hospital that matters most to you. Stay tuned for exciting fundraising incentives and prizes for our Run for a Reason participants!


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jun 03 Kim Blanchard $25.00
May 31 Dr. Joshua Smith Best of luck, Bob! Undisclosed amount
May 28 Robert William Hardy $15.00
May 26 David Sauve $25.00
May 26 Yves Gauthier Glengarry Windows and Doors $20.00
May 26 Alexandria Stationery $25.00
May 11 MacEwen Petroleum Inc Undisclosed amount
May 05 Nancy Bastianello Kudos Bob! $50.00
May 03 Colin White $50.00
Apr 25 Jim Quinn All the best Mr. Hardy; thanks Cheers Jim $195.00