An incredible man, on an incredible mission.
UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2, 2020-
George completed his 100k walk! Just before George completed his 100th km at the Roxborough Retirement Residence, he was presented with a personalized Maple Leafs jersey from Zach Hyman. George has been a Leafs fan all his life and this was a very special moment.
Meet George Markow, a 99 year-young WWII veteran who wants to achieve a tremendous goal before his 100th birthday. George has challenged himself to walk 100km before his 100th birthday early spring 2021. George lives in his retirement home in Newmarket, Ontario, where there is a walking path that circles the gardens and he is determined to walk around that over 1,500 times as 15 times around = 1km.
George has faced much adversity over his lifetime, overcoming unbelievable odds to survive through the war, and to build a life filled with loyalty, determination and strength. This will serve him well to achieve this goal. The current COVID-19 pandemic, and his grandson who is a front line hero as a paramedic, has set this journey in motion.
All money raised will be donated to Medical Research Organizations, specifically Sunnybrook Research Institute (75%) and Southlake Regional Hospital Foundation Covid-19 Action Fund (25%) to support the amazing work being done today, tomorrow and for future generations.