Orangeville man plans to run to CN Tower, then climb it

October 7, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Orangeville resident Nick Hann wants to check something off his bucket list. The 23-year-old plans to run from Orangeville to Toronto later this month and then climb up the CN Tower in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. At present, there is no cure.

Inspired to do something huge in his life, Nick says he knew he wanted to help others and make a difference.  He is an avid runner and has completed over 100 races including half marathons, full marathons and ultra marathons.   

“One day, I was reading the newspaper, and as I was reading I came across an article that immediately struck my attention,” he said in an interview.

“It was about a family that was putting on a charitable poker tournament, to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis”.

The parents were raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Canada in honour of their son, who passed away at the age of 26 from Cystic Fibrosis.

“I knew he was a really strong man, and a fighter since he started fighting this disease at the age of 2,” he said.

This article inspired him to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. 

Mr. Hann will begin his run from Orangeville to Toronto on Friday, October 21st and then make his climb up the CN Tower around 6 the following morning. 

All told, he will be running 82.12 kilometres and 1,776 steps!

You can find more information about the run and how to donate at 

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