Theresa Carriere is the inspiration and energy behind an initiative called ONERUN.
In April 2007 Theresa went for her routine annual physical. And although she was only 43 years old with no history of breast cancer in her family, she insisted on a mammogram. Within a few weeks after a call from her doctor, she started a treatment program ultimately resulting in a double mastectomy.
In response to this, Theresa decided to give back to the people who helped her by raising funds for breast cancer research.
- Theresa grew up in Sault Ste Marie where she was one of 13 children
- She attended both the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College graduating from the Fitness and Health program
- She is a certified fitness instructor, personal trainer and strength coach
- In 2000 she was named to the ALL Millennium Women’s College Basketball Team
- In 2010 she was awarded fitness Professional of the Year at CanFit Pro which is across Canada association of fitness professionals
- She and her husband Bill, coached with the London Ramblers basketball association and now coach with their daughters, Nicole and Danielle, at Fanshawe College.
- She has been married to Bill for 28 years and has 4 children Nicole, Danielle, Katelyn and Vincent
In 2010 – Theresa ran 100km from London to Sarnia. She and the ONERUN team raised an incredible $180,000 for breast cancer research
In 2011 – Theresa ran another 100km on one day – June 10, 2011. Running from Sarnia to London raising $200,000 for Breast Cancer Research
In 2014 – Theresa completes her third 100km venture to support Cancer Care Programs that assist cancer patients and their families. Theresa was joined at every km with someone from the community who ran for their own special someone. Km Runners had the opportunity to show support and to give tribute to loved ones.
In 2015 – Theresa does it again! ONERUN’s momentum grew with an outstanding number of supporters. More dollars raised to support those that need it most!!
For the past 7 years, Theresa has been visiting schools across the province. Motivating students to reach their potentials and inspiring them to be community leaders. Teaching today’s youth that anything is possible in her message of ‘From Challenge to Triumph”. Because of that connection to youth, ONERUN has evolved into something truly spectacular.
2017 – first ever ONERUN Week. Together with the team from John Paul II and Justin Tiseo, Onerun takes on a new look. Highschools across London hosted their own ONERUN event. Westminster, St Thomas Aquinas, St Andre Bessette and Clarke Rd joined John Paul II to raise over $100,000 for Wellspring. The event involved over 3,000 staff and students, in teams of 10, completing 100kms of their own.
2018 – TEN SCHOOLS, TEN DAYS!! ONERUN continues to grow as more schools join forces in the battle against cancer. Community supporters and sponsors are excited about what lies ahead for this movement of HOPE. Again, the event will direct funds raised to Cancer Care Programs at Wellspring and area hospitals