Ste. Anne's Spa owner, Jim Corcoran, was inspired to run his first 1/2 marathon this September in the Canadian Army run by his triple amputee brother-in-law, Bryan Cuerrier. We challenge you to join the Ste. Anne's team in support of Bryan and other great Canadian heroes. Using two prosthetic limbs, Bryan Cuerrier will be walking the 1/2 marathon.
The Canada Army Run is proud to recognize and celebrate the achievements of ill, injured, and disabled athletes, who demonstrate for all the true meaning of “soldiering on”. The run offers both a 5k and a 1/2 marathon for able-bodied and disabled participants and is one of the largest runs in Ontario with over 27,000 participants each year. The run is over 70% booked and will sell out, so don't delay in signing up.
Bryan Cuerrier was diagnosed with Strep A Streptococcus bacteria (flesh eating disease) just over 5 years ago. After spending a month in intensive care, Bryan lost his left leg from the hip in order to save his life. Further amputations were also needed due to serious circulatory problems, resulting in the loss of his left arm below the elbow, right leg below the knee and his fingertips on the right hand.
Bryan is a fighter and today lives a very independent life. He has learned to walk with the help of prosthetics and custom-made crutches. If there's something that he can't do, he is supported by his loving wife, Marijo Cuerrier (Jim Corcoran's sister and former Ste. Anne's employee for many years). Bryan will be participating in the upcoming 1/2 marathon and we are honoured to participate with him him.
Those who join our Ste. Anne's team for this run will receive a Ste. Anne's t-shirt as well as a Ste. Anne's gift-card covering your entrance fees. If you are interested in running, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you'll be there. We look forward to seeing you!