Giving Tuesday, the first Tuesday after American Thanksgiving, is “a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.”
One young man working hard to transform his community into a healthier version of itself is Merritt’s Darius Sam.
As the global pandemic hit earlier this year, Darius Sam decided he would try and raise $1,000 for the Nicola Valley Food Bank by running 100 miles in a 24-hour ultra-marathon.
As I wrote about previously, Darius Sam “failed BIG” to use the words of Denzel Washington. He “only” ran 89 miles but raised over 104,000 in the process.
That’s one heck of a failure, right?
Addiction and the mental health problems that flow from it are huge in small towns across Canada, and in that regard Merritt, BC, is no different than any other small town.
In November, Darius Sam announced he would attempt his gruelling 100 mile run in 24 hours to raise awareness of addiction and the terrible consequences of it on both individuals and communities.
That run takes place this Saturday, December 5th.
I’m a huge Darius Sam fan, as regular readers are already familiar. He’s an incredible young man who is determined to help his community. Who can’t get behind such an inspiring young man at a time when we so desperately need local heros?
Please support his efforts to raise $50,000 for men’s counselling at the Nicola Family Therapy non-profit association.
To learn more about Darius and his efforts to change lives in his community, please read the following articles:
- Darius Sam – A Role Model for Our Time
- Darius Sam Will Do It Again on December 5th
- Darius Sam: 100 Mile Run for Addiction Awareness will now raise funds for Nicola Family Therapy