101-year-old John Hillman walking 101 laps for charity
Oak Bay resident and World War 2 veteran John Hillman is walking 101 laps around his retirement home courtyard/driveway to raise money and awareness for Save the Children Canada.
Inspired by Tom Moore a 99-year-old also a World War II veteran, who raised in access of $35 million walking around his garden, John HIllman is hitting the pavement every day at 11:00 am for 20 days in hopes of raising $101, 000.
With his wife Irene, of 79 years on his mind and wearing his medals including the Burma Star for his service in the Burma campaign during the Second World War he makes his way out into the courtyard with the support of his walker and cheering fans.
As he completes each lap he uses tally marks on a chalkboard to keep track.
As of May 8th, John Hillman is on pace to smash his goal of $101, 000 as he has completed 25 of his 101 laps and has already raised nearly $95, 000 for his efforts,
How can you support John Hillman?
Donate to his fundraising campaign, visit Save The Children
Support in person by visiting the Carlton House 2080 Oak Bay Avenue at 11:OO am
Support online by watching live on Facebook
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