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Medchart Trail Blazers
Medchart and friends are running and hiking the entire Bruce Trail to fundraise for Parkinson’s Disease. There will be two groups: the running group and the hiking group. Each group will complete the approx. 900km trek from Niagara Falls to Tobermory.  Check back here for updates as we cross Ontario over the next 6 to 12 months to complete the full Bruce Trail!!! 

Members of the team have family and friends who have been impacted by Parkinson's Disease and wish to inspire hope for a cure by raising money for research! 
 
Everyone can help end Parkinson’s disease. More than six million people worldwide live with Parkinson's today. It is the second most common neurological disorder. In North America, approximately 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. There is no known cure.

Together, we can change this. Team Fox is the grassroots community fundraising program at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). MJFF is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.

I’m one of thousands of people around the globe who are turning their passions into Team Fox fundraisers to help them speed a cure for Parkinson’s. When you give today, 100 percent of Team Fox proceeds go straight to MJFF’s programmatic efforts.

Thank you for being part of this team!
- Medchart Trail Blazers
MAR
26

First glimpse of Georgian Bay!

Day13:https://www.strava.com/activities/6856413249 Day12:https://www.strava.com/activities/6778462396 Day11:https://www.strava.com/activities/6748848024 Day10:https://www.strava.com/activities/6713952943 Day9:https://www.strava.com/activities/6673413417 Day8:https://www.strava.com/activities/6642095667

FEB
1

https://strava.app.link/Zq1oVfuhjnb

Day 7 - Toronto Section

The "hole in the wall"

Limehouse Conservation area

The winter running crew

Lookout towards Kelso

JAN
24

https://www.strava.com/activities/6571490248

https://www.strava.com/activities/6535242763

The Toronto/Iroquoia section boarder Iroquoia section complete! Only 7 more to go.

Officially north of the HWY 401

Kelso Summit!

Rattlesnake Point

Mt Nemo

Kaden cruising the trails

Hit 100 miles!

Braving the cold!

Frozen wonderland

Cold morning start in Dundas!

Days 5 and 6 complete! Dundas to Kelso. Hikers hit some poor trail conditions and had to skip a section for now.

JAN
12

https://www.strava.com/activities/6498807896

Day 4 complete.

From the top of Dundas!

Keeping warm!

Waterfalls!

Day 4 complete!

DEC
23

https://www.strava.com/activities/6404689630

Day 3 complete!

Amazing views from the top.

Niagara / Iroquoia Boundary!

Wrapping up Day 2!

Taking in the views!

Hiking down a steep incline!

Capping off Day 1! Thank you for your support!

Runners kicking off at the Bruce Trail Southern Terminus Cairn

Hikers kicking off at the Bruce Trail Southern Terminus Cairn

New blog post @medchart: https://www.medchart.ca/post/bruce-trail-fundraiser

Message from Medchart CEO James Bateman - Medchart Trail Blazer Fundraiser Kickoff!

I am running for my grandmother Rocchina and my wife's late grandmother Norma who have been impacted by Parkinson's. Supporting research inspires hope in all the individuals and families impacted by Parkinson's Disease and a cure may be just around the corner. Sincerely - James Bateman, CEO, Medchart

The Route! Distance: 890 km (553 mi), Elevation Gain: 73,865 ft (22,514 m)

First run this weekend!

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