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Cape Breton runner raises thousands for HIV/AIDS support programs

A Cape Breton woman has finished 14 half-marathons in 14 consecutivedays to raise money for HIV/AIDS support programs in Africa.

A Cape Breton woman has finished 14 half-marathons in 14 consecutive days to raise money for HIV/AIDS support programs in Africa.

Deby Johnston, 54, of Ingonish Ferry spent two weeks running the Cabot Trail as part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation initiative, A Dare to Remember.

Johnston began her journey Dec. 1 — World AIDS Day — and ran each day for approximately 21.1 kilometres after working her regular job with Nova Scotia Power.

“It went fabulous,” an enthusiastic Johnston said. “I finished in the 14 days — I didn’t miss one day. I ran through three snowstorms and I felt great.”

Johnston has raised upwards of $11,000 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation and is continuing to accept donations through the foundation’s website.

 
 
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