Ottawa stop on 8,300 km cross-Canada relay

June 20, 2015

Ottawa, ON, June 25, 2015 – The three-runner team currently undertaking the provincial leg in the Mylan Relay for Hope – raising awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS from Newfoundland to British Columbia – made a stop in downtown Ottawa Thursday afternoon.

The trio comprised of François Jarry of Montreal, Nam Pham of Oakland, Calif., and Nick Pevato of Montreal, stopped at Marion Dewar Plaza, (110, Laurier Avenue West), in front of the Ottawa City Hall, where they met members of the media, friends and supporters of the HIV/AIDS community.

Francois and Nam took over the Quebec leg of the cross-Canada run at Rivière-du-Loup on June 12 and handed over the baton to the Ontario team in Ottawa today. Nick Pevato with 8 other runners began their journey to cover the rest of Ontario and arescheduled to stop in Toronto, on July 5.

In attendance were representatives of the Canadian AIDS Society and Mylan spokespersons. Other partner organizations such as The Running Room, AIDS Service Organizations, and local dignitaries were also on site to support the runners and the cause.

The Mylan Relay for Hope kicked off in St. John’s, Nfld., on April 21 and has passed through Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to date.

Ontarians are encouraged to participate in the campaign by donating directly to the cause, signing up to be a fundraiser or tracking the runners in real-time and running a distance with them. Information is available at, by following the campaign via Twitter @relayforhope_ca or by using the hashtag #RelayforHope. To donate $5, text RELAY to 4567.

Jay Reyes / Mary Moniz
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