It looks like Charlie Bewley literally stumbled on this event and took it off for charity. You can see Charlie’s previous commitment to cancer charities and his Run For Your Life campaign here.
Bewley’s involvement in the race was happenstance — he was vacationing in the city when he heard about it.
“I literally turned up about half an hour before the race and asked if I could join,” Bewley told The Province on Sunday.
But it wasn’t his first time getting involved with the B.C. Cancer Foundation — the Twilight actor, who plays Demitri, organized the Run For Your Life campaign last year and raised $20,000 for one of his friends suffering from lung cancer.
She was being treated in B.C. where Bewley would visit her.
“You could just really feel … her fears and helplessness,” he said. “And at that point I realized I had to try and do something to help her.”
She died a week before the run. Bewley still completed the run and donated the proceeds to the B.C. Cancer Foundation.
“Cancer touches everyone at some time in their life whether it’s them or someone else,” said B.C. Cancer Foundation CEO Doug Nelson. “With Charlie’s star power, of course, it raises awareness both for the cause and the event.”
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