When I first met Erin at my company Christmas party in December of 2010 (her husband and I work together) I never thought she would take me on this incredible Love4Gambia journey with her.

I agreed to become a part of her team (communications role) after learning more about what was going on with the Nova Scotia-Gambia Association and why Erin was embarking on this incredible run.

Well now that the run has been completed, all 424km with over $34,000 (in counting) raised, I wanted to take a moment to recap how the media has embraced Erin and her cause.

  • Five newspaper articles including two front page features.
  • One national running magazine article (Canadian Running).
  • Numerous radio appearances in Canada and The Gambia.
  • Six television appearances; BT, Global Sports and on the news in The Gambia.
  • More blog mentions and features than we can count.

But most importantly everyone who caught Erin’s enthusiasm and shared her story with someone else, that is how change happens!

Keep a look out – more big things will be coming from the Love4Gambia camp in the future.

:) Lauren

Run days four to seven <3

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A few months back I had the opportunity to connect with a Kash and his friend Andrew. Kash had recently started a movement called #besomebody,  It’s about taking a moment everyday to make sure you’re living your life the way you want too. Taking time to help someone else and sharing the stories of people who inspire you.

I took a moment to write a little bit about Erin, her run and how she not only inspires me but everyone around her.

You can check it out here #besomebody

– Lauren