An interview with Jean-Paul Bedard: “Many lives are lost to silence”

J.P. Bedard is running for survivors of sexual abuse. Here are his take-home messages before he runs the marathon course six times in Toronto.

J.P. Bedard runs Toronto marathon four times for survivors of sexual assault

A survivor of sexual assault himself, J.P. Bedard took to the streets of Toronto today to run the marathon four times for others who have suffered the same abuses that he has.

“As a kid, I was too shy to be athletic. Running has changed my life.”

As a child, Cathy Vandergeest was never athletic. She gave running a shot three years ago and can say that it has added greatly to many areas of her life. She is on the team of digital champions for this year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.