Dynamic duo Jason Cole and Rand Surbey captured local and national media attention for their heroic Guinness World Record attempt on Sunday June 24th as part of #TeamCPABC and the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.
Battling an injured knee and bureaucratic Guinness World Record entry rules, the duo fell just slightly short of their goal for fastest wheelchair tandem team in the world, but still won hearts and minds for their awareness-raising and fundraising efforts for the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC.
While previously I believed giving in to their conditions would weaken our stance, I have since realized that, in order to affect real change, we must first play by the rules we endeavour to change, even if we do not completely agree with them.” – Jason Cole
Jason and Rand were among more than 30 people walking, running and rolling for #TeamCPABC. With the support of friends that also ran on their behalf, Jason and Rand raised over $2,500 to contribute to the $10,000 raised so far for CPABC! All of the participants, including Jason and Rand, aim to bring awareness to the inclusion of everyone in all fun, physical activities.
CTV National reporter Melanie Nagy interviewed Jason and Rand (pictured above) on their friendship and how they plan to conquer the race. Click here to view the full story!
Their efforts are not in vain. Jason says they plan to train hard for the rest of the summer so that they can beat the record on October 7th, 2018 at the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon.
The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC would like to thank Jason and Rand for their efforts and contributions. Funds they raise go directly towards our programs, services and scholarships. Together we can create a Life Without Limits for people with disabilities across BC.