The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is Canada’s longest-running marathon, with thousands of participants of all skill levels gathering each year to test their endurance, get some exercise, or just have a great time. Best of all, the Marathon features the Charity Challenge—an opportunity for teams to raise funds on behalf of a charitable organization of their choosing! For more info on the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon and Charity Challenge, click here.
At Litwiniuk & Company Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ve always believed that if we have an opportunity to give back to our community, it’s our duty to take that opportunity. That’s why we leapt at the chance to run in the 2019 Marathon for an organization that’s close to our hearts: The Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured, or ARBI.
ARBI is an Alberta-based non-profit devoted to transforming the lives of brain injury survivors through specialized rehabilitation and community-integration. For more than 30 years, this organization has helped Albertans with acquired brain injuries take back their independence, rejoin their communities, and lead fulfilling lives. Click here to learn more about ARBI and their mission.
Why ARBI? As personal injury lawyers, Litwiniuk & Company has fought for thousands of Albertans suffering from brain injuries as a result of an accident, and we’ve witnessed the deep and far-reaching impact that these injuries can have on the victim and their family. However, we’ve also seen the incredible, life-changing effects of community-oriented service and rehabilitation that organizations like ARBI provide to the injured every day. Truly, this is an organization that’s near and dear to us, both professionally and personally—and we were thrilled to lend a hand in support of the important work that they do.
With a charity chosen, team members Rhiannon Mosoronchon, Jody Page, Carissa Worrall, Jessica Cook, Nicole Schroeder, Jenna Trofin, and Rachelle La Forge were quick to volunteer to run the 5k race and collect donations. Thanks to some friendly competition, devotion to the cause, and a shared love of fitness, our team was able to raise $1,342 for ARBI!
Overall, the 2019 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon saw over 9,000 runners and 1,467 volunteers generate a whopping $600,000 for 77 charities! Plus, three Guinness World Records were broken during the event—including two treadmill records by Alberta’s own ultrarunner David Proctor.
We’re so proud of our running team for all of their hard work, effort, and dedication to their community, as well as everyone who participated or volunteered at the Marathon to make the day such a success. Look out for Litwiniuk & Company at future Calgary Marathons as we continue to go the distance for great causes.