Mark Sutcliffe was born to run. Although, he didn’t actually realize it until he was an adult. That’s when his love for lacing up and pounding the pavement began. His most coveted running moment was when he finally made it to the Boston Marathon in 2015.
While Mark is dedicated to running, the well-known Ottawa broadcaster is just as passionate about giving back to his community. He never shies away from expressing his commitment to this city and that’s why Mark is joining The Ottawa Hospital’s Run for a Reason fundraising campaign during Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend in May.
“I've said before, it's (The Ottawa Hospital) the most important institution in our city.” Mark understands the need to support the world-class research that is paving the way for better care for patients at The Ottawa Hospital and around the world. That’s why his Run for a Reason team will be fundraising for stem cell research. “I believe in this research because it’s going to make a difference for so many patients suffering from illness. Stem cell research will help patients not only dealing with blood cancers but also muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and heart disease.
Mark has supported The Ottawa Hospital in past through Run for a Reason but this is the first time he’ll captain a team. He does however want to make one thing clear: everyone is welcome to join his team. “You don’t have to be a marathon runner to be a part of The Stemcellerators. This is a great chance to bring your family for the 2 km or 5 km event. Or perhaps you’re looking for a longer distance like the 10 km or half marathon. Everyone is welcome because ultimately we have one goal, to support stem cell research at The Ottawa Hospital.”
Watch Mark run for stem cell research at The Ottawa Hospital. You too can Run for a Reason. Register today!