One Run For One Life

Running to Raise Awareness and Funds,
One Cause at a Time

I am delighted to introduce myself as the creator of One Run For One Life, a heartfelt initiative that took shape in 2019. It was during this transformative year that I made a conscious decision to redirect my run from Vancouver to Montréal. Instead, I embarked on an extraordinary endeavour—running an astounding 5,000 kilometres on a treadmill. My unwavering motivation behind this monumental feat was to extend the precious life of Derek Johnston, a remarkable individual residing in San Diego, CA. By raising awareness and funds to alleviate his living costs, I aspired to make a tangible difference in his world.

For sixty consecutive days, I dedicated myself to this awe-inspiring mission, running at an incredible pace of 84 kilometres per day—equivalent to two full marathons. This immersive experience triggered a profound passion within me, igniting a spark that fueled my unwavering desire to serve and assist more individuals in need. It became evident to me that a part of my life should be dedicated to the selfless act of helping others.

While my runs often venture beyond the boundaries of the mainstream and surpass the gruelling distances of traditional marathons, I strive to ensure that these events receive the recognition they deserve. I make it my mission to promote these endeavours to the best of my abilities, spreading the word far and wide, in the hopes of garnering support from the general public. By encouraging donations and generating interest in the causes I choose to champion, I am able to amplify the impact and reach of these vital initiatives.

If my work resonates with you and stirs a desire within your heart, I humbly extend an invitation to join me on this noble journey. There are several ways you can contribute to the causes I support as I undertake these challenging runs. One impactful avenue is by making a donation, allowing your generosity to directly benefit the individuals or organizations that are close to my heart. Furthermore, I warmly welcome volunteers who are willing to lend their time and expertise in logistical matters, crewing, and other essential tasks that contribute to the success of these events. Lastly, if you share my passion for running and possess the determination to go the distance, I invite you to run alongside me during these remarkable endeavours, forging unforgettable memories and camaraderie.

Together, we can make a difference—one step at a time. Your support, whether through donations, volunteering, or running side-by-side, is invaluable and greatly appreciated. It is through collective action and shared compassion that we can bring about meaningful change in the lives of those in need.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about One Run For One Life and the mission that drives me. May our paths cross on this transformative journey, as we strive to create a brighter future for all.

With sincere gratitude,

Patrick Michel

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