Find 52 Thousand

July 2 – 7, 2017.

Start some kind word on its travels.
There is no telling where the good it may do will stop.

Humanitarian, Medical Missionary (1865−1940)

Thanks to everyone in Canada and St. Lucia for your support, especially the Slaight Family Foundation and to AWIN Group of Dealerships whose help came at just the right moment. The donation wheel” below tracks all campaigns associated with Find 52 Thousand: The Road to Reading National Relay. In Ontario, students of Haliburton Highlands Secondary School raised a record $5,200. We’re grateful for the tireless efforts of Mrs. Martiniana Smith, of Derniere Riviere School, Mrs. Leonise François and to our Patron Her Excellency, Dame Pearlette Louisy, the former Governor General of Saint Lucia.

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Fundraising Results
Centennial CVI Proud Parents To date $100.00
Find 52: Friends of Albert Klein To date $4039.00
Find 52: Pass the Baton Ontario Schools To date $9160.00
Find 52: Robin’s Runners To date $2246.00
Guelph Victors Challenge Trail Run To date $605.00
Individual donations To date $4450.00
Royal Bank of Canada To date $1000.00
St Lucia: Aux Lyons School To date $189.00
St Lucia: Derniere Riviere Combined School To date $100.00
St Lucia: La Ressource Combined School To date $300.00
St Lucia: Micoud Primary School To date $141.00
St Lucia: Other schools To date $323.00
The Slaight Family Foundation, Ontario To date $25000.00
AWIN Group of Dealerships To date $5000.00


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Finding the way for Fundraising
Olympian Jake Holden and Richard Clewes survey the route for Find 52 in January 2016. The duo were joined by St. Lucian Olympic athletes and members of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force.

A road is a song, a poem, a movie, an adventure. It's hope and optimism, and inquisitiveness.

The Angry Isle
Fundraising is an Uphill Battle
In January 2015, I ran 52 miles in Grenada. Let me dismiss athletic motives; it so happens 52 miles gets you all the way around the island. I did it for money – $40,000 – all of which went to OneWorld Schoolhouse. CTV National news ran the story on May 25, 2015 and so began Find 52.

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.

James Thurber
International Literacy Day 2016
Soufrière Primary ran a relay on September 8, 2016 to celebrate reading. The event was filmed as part of the "run-up" to our first Find 52 Thousand campaign in 2017. Over 1,000 students from grade 3-12 ran 1 mile segments right around St. Lucia.

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein
Find 52 started in Grenada
52 miles gets you right around this small, beautiful island. Companions on the second day included: Philip Clift from Petite Anse Hotel, an enthusiastic young boy and one very fit dog named "Dodgy".

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.