NEWMARKET, Ont. — A 99-year-old veteran of the Second World War has walked 100 kilometres to raise funds to fight COVID-19.
George Markow did laps around his seniors’ residence in Newmarket, Ont., over several months and completed the milestone this morning.
He raised nearly $47,000 for Sunnybrook Research Institute and Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation’s COVID-19 Action Fund.
Although Markow completed his mileage goal, he plans to keep walking because he enjoys the activity.
He also hopes to keep raising money to help fund research for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman surprised Markow with a jersey after the veteran crossed the finish line.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 2, 2020.
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