I’m walking in the @FordCanada Race to End Diabetes 5k. #FordJDRF @JDRF_Peel

I’m walking in the @FordCanada Race to End Diabetes 5k. #FordJDRF @JDRF_Peel
21 Apr 2014

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This Saturday, April 26th, I will be participating in the annual Ford JDRF Race to End Diabetes 5k run/walk in Oakville, at Coronation Park.

Race to End Diabetes ford staff

This will be my first time participating in this event as a participant. Usually, I am on the sidelines taking pictures, Instagramming and Tweeting for Ford Canada as @FordCraigSilva.

Well, I’ll still be doing that, but I’m going to have a little help.

It’s a team thing…

When we were looking for dates for our upcoming Spring product training session at Ford, I tried to coordinate with our product trainers a date which would be beneficial for everyone. There were a couple days available, but one stood out… Friday, April 25th. It was the day before the JDRF Race to End Diabetes 5k. I thought it would be really cool to have my entire community management team participate in the event with me.

Race to End Diabetes group profiles

While Anson and Arnolder live nearby, Jean-Philippe and Marc-André will be flying in from Montreal, and Carson is flying in from Vancouver. All of us are pretty excited to be participating in this event together. We work very closely as a team, but we only get together in person 4 or 5 times a year. Talk about a great team building exercise!

Race to End Diabetes ford cm twitter handles

But it doesn’t stop there…

Wendy has wanted to do another 5k run since she returned from the runDisney Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5k last November.

She has been training like crazy, and has since lost 21 lbs. She is in pretty awesome shape, and excited about participating in another 5k.

Wendy is running!

Wendy registered before us. I thought I was going to be there supporting her, and doing my normal thing with Ford. But I will be there with the girls, supporting her once again!

Race to End Diabetes wendy silva and dianne craig

Speaking of the girls…

With Wendy also participating, we had to look into getting a sitter for the girls. But when they heard us talking about that, Rachel said, “why don’t we just walk with you?”. Lauren started giggling like crazy, and said, “I can ride my bike!”.

Race to End Diabetes rachel and lauren

It’s officially a family and team event!

Rachel and Lauren are doing this with us! This is not the first time my family will be participating in a 5k together, but it is the first time Lauren will be participating herself. The last time was way back in 2008, when she was still in a stroller.

This is the first time my community management team will be participating in an event like this, and I am sure it will not be the last.

We are all looking forward to the JDRF Race to End Diabetes 5k this Saturday.

Race to End Diabetes craig silva and ammar

Register to participate… or sponsor me!

If you have not yet registered, and still want to, you can do so here, or on the morning of the race. If you do not want to participate, but want to sponsor a participant, please consider sponsoring me.

Race to End Diabetes ford jdrf banner

Also, if you want to come out and cheer on the participants, the run starts at 10am EST. The run starts and finishes at Coronation Park in Oakville. The park is located at 1426 Lakeshore Road West, west of downtown Oakville in the Bronte area.

Hope to see you there!

Big Daddy

Race to End Diabetes craig silva and dianne craig

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