A 99-year-old veteran of the Second World War has walked 100 kilometres to raise funds to fight COVID-19.
George Markow did laps around his seniors’ residence in Newmarket, Ont., over several months and completed the milestone this morning.
He raised nearly $47,000 for Sunnybrook Research Institute and Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation’s COVID-19 Action Fund.
Although Mr. Markow completed his mileage goal, he plans to keep walking because he enjoys the activity.
He also hopes to keep raising money to help fund research for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman surprised Mr. Markow with a jersey after the veteran crossed the finish line.
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