On October 1, Rob Crate began a month-long run to raise money for Heart-Links. Rob volunteers on Heart-Links’ Fund Development Committee, but he wanted to see what else he could do to increase support for the communities we work with in Peru.

Rob has clocked more than 34 km so far and he’s still hoping to reach his goal of 125 km by month’s end. Can you cheer Rob on by making a donation?

Man and two small girls in shorts and T-shirts stand in front of pool

“I help out with Heart-Links because of its local roots,” he says. “When I was looking to help with something in my spare time, I discovered the organization and have done what I can for just over a year and a half now.”

Rob has called London, Ontario, home for over twenty years. He lives in Oakridge with his wife, Kristin, and their nine-year-old daughter, Stella. He works in gastroenterology, and in his spare time, he enjoys music and fitness. 

“Using my runs to help create awareness for this incredible local organization while also holding myself accountable to keep moving is a great marriage!” he says. 

In other words, Rob is somebody who wants to do his part to create a more just world. As Rob says, “We have a lot to be thankful for . . . so why not give back and send a few dollars to those less fortunate?!”

Every little bit counts, so consider making your donation to Heart-Links today.

Thank you, Rob, for your dedication. And good luck with the rest of your run!

P.S. You can follow Rob on Instagram (@rjcrate) for updates.

*banner photo by Hans Splinter under this creative commons license