If you’re reading this on December 5th, 2020, Merritt’s Darius Sam is somewhere on Highway 8 between Merritt and Spences Bridge, British Columbia, running to raise awareness of addiction and mental health challenges.
Darius Sam’s 100 mile ultra-marathon is to raise awareness of addiction and raise $50,000 for men’s mental health counseling at Nicola Family Therapy.
Nicola Valley Therapy already has fully funded programs to support women and children, but not for men, so Darius Sam hopes to raise the $50,000 required to fund a therapy program specifically for men.
This inspirational young man vows he will not stop until he finishes where he started his incredible journey – at at the boat dock on Nicola Lake.
The World Needs More Darius Sam
This is Darius Sam’s second attempt at running 100 miles in 24 hours.
In June 2020, Darius ran 90 miles before dehydration and exhaustion forced him into a trip to the hospital. Undeterred, this young man checked himself out of the hospital and joined his team about a mile from the finish line and ran across it with them at his side.
He raised over $104,000 for the Nicola Valley Food bank in the process and inspired the entire region by his heroics.
Now he’s doing it again.
I’m a huge Darius Sam fan, as you can tell when you read any of the articles I’ve written about him.
He does what every highly successful person does.
He makes a decision to accomplish a specific goal, then refuses to allow anything to stop him from getting there.
His commitment and dedication to his community make Darius Sam an exceptional human being.
His refusal to quit, no matter what, is what makes him a true leader and a hero for our time.
Our world needs more Darius Sam.