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The Jim Abernethy Challenge

Join us to honour Jim's legacy in the third annual 4 week challenge in support of the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

Welcome to The Third Annual Jim Abernethy Challenge! Jim Abernethy was a member of the Marsh family, an outstanding leader, colleague and friend who we lost after his battle with lymphoma. Jim was an avid cyclist, loved physical activity, and had a competitive spirit so we have designed this challenge to get all of us moving and competing. You can cycle, run, walk, or choose any activities that you love! There will be awards up for grabs and we will celebrate our collective efforts upon completion of the challenge.

Fundraise Passionately, Donate Generously, and STAY CALM & CARRY ON!

How it works!

  1. Register a team to compete in the challenge
  2. Recruit team members (up to 15 people)
  3. Join the challenge launch
  4. Compete Get active & fundraise!
  5. Attend the celebration and awards event

Save your spot in the competition! Register now and raise $50* to compete!

*minimum fundraising of $50 to receive swag package (while supplies last), be eligible for awards and to attend the meet ups and celebration event

Stay Calm & Carry On

Key Dates

Registration Opens

April 26, 2023

Kick Off

September 6, 2023

Meet Up's

September 13, 17 & 20, 2023

Physical Challenge

September 7 - October 4, 2023


October 11, 2023

Our Progress

of $550,000 raised



Leaders in the Fight to End Blood Cancers

*The fundraising portion of the challenge is on NOW and ends at 11:59pm EST on October 25, 2022

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Jim Abernethy - Remembered Hero

Jim Abernethy was a charismatic lover of life who made an impact on so many. Losing our dear Jim to Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma on December 5, 2019, a mere three months after diagnosis, is something his family, friends and colleagues still find impossible to believe. Married for 36 of his 61 years and a proud father of three daughters, family was always a big part of who he was.

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Kristi Hofer

Kristi Hofer - Honoured Hero

"Looking back, the support of the community and complete strangers was nothing short of amazing and mind blowing. People stepped up in such a huge way to support my family and I and it's reasons like that why I want to give back. I participate as a Survivor but I do it for all my fellow Warriors, past and present."

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Justin - Honoured Hero

A loving team of family and friends supported Justin and kept his spirits up through those long dark days, despite their own fears.

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Research. Nearly $5 million was invested in blood cancer research. $2,347,751 in basic research. $1,596,163 in pediatric research. $500,000 in clinical trial. $482,029 in quality of life research.

Thank you to our generous partners

Platinum, Marsh, Gold, AVIVA, First Insurance of Canada Funding a Wintrust Company, Intact insurance, Zurich, Silver, Allianz, Allied World, Arch, AXIS, Berkley Canada, Borden Ladner Gervais, CHUBB, CNA, Crawford, Desjardins Insurance, ecclesiastical, economical insurance, Everest, Fasken, HSB, Lenczner Slaght, Liberty Mutual Assurance, Northbridge Insurance, RBC Insurance, Sedgwick, Stikeman Elliott, Travelers, Trisura

National Sponsors

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