John Abbott College - Montreal Teens Run to Washington D.C. for Cancer Research

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec – June 29, 2016 – The White House Runners (TWHR), four Montreal-area CEGEP students, are embarking on the adventure of a lifetime this Friday, Canada Day. They will jog over 900 km to Washington DC, in 10 days. Why? They want to make a difference, raise awareness and help the Terry Fox Foundation and cancer research.

Aidan Yardley-Jones (Dawson), Akshay Grover (JAC), Mathieu Blouin (JAC) & twin Marc-André Blouin (JAC) met in high school, on the Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School cross-country team. They have been running together ever since. After completing many competitions and even a childhood cancer fundraiser run from Montreal to Toronto in 2014, they decided they needed a new challenge.

July 1st, 2016, between the hours of 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. The White House Runners (TWHR) will take the first strides that will bring them from Montreal to Washington, DC raising money for The Terry Fox Foundation.

While attending John Abbott and Dawson Colleges, these young men have been preparing day in and day out. They hope to raise over 40,000$ for the Terry Fox Canada Foundation.

See their promotional video here:

And follow the team on Facebook:

To donate to the cause, follow this link to official fundraiser page:

About John Abbott College
John Abbott College is a public Anglophone college serving students since 1971. Today, the increasingly diverse student body includes over 6,500 fulltime day students and an additional 2,000 continuing education students. John Abbott is situated on the western tip of the Island of Montreal.

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For information:

Debbie Cribb
Media Relations
John Abbott College
514-457-6610, extension 5354


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