An Elite Runner Makes a Cross-Canada Trek for His Son and Rare Disease


This summer, elite runner Dave Proctor set out on a 4,500-mile run across Canada to break a Guinness World Record and raise $1 million to support the Rare Disease Foundation. Proctor’s son Sam has an ultra-rare neurological condition. Though an injury cut Proctor’s run short, it did ignite the imagination of the public and catch the attention of legislators. We spoke to Proctor about the run, the rare disease landscape in Canada, and what his plans are going forward for his organization Outrun Rare.

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