Running for Rico
On Friday, August 19, 2005 my Dad, Rico Iannucci was killed in a Workplace Fatality. He was 65 years old and could have retired but loved working so much that he didn't want to. Sadly his passion brought him to his death.
Dad was working on a job site on Parliament Hill restoring the Peace Tower, when the backhoe he was operating suddenly engaged and sent Dad and the backhoe over the cliff 200 meters. He was pronounced dead on scene and this was all before 7:00am.
Since 2007 I have been working with Threads of Life in the hopes of raising awareness for Workplace safety. I have been running the Ottawa Marathon in my Dad's name while raising money for Threads of Life. To date I have raised over $50,000 and hope to make my goal of $1500.00 this year. With every donation, your name will be entered into a draw to win a prize.
Years ago I set a personal goal of running 20 marathons before the age of 50, to honor this I will be completing a solo marathon before April 5th.
I will be running the Marathon in memory of my father Rico Iannucci. I really hope that together we can get one step closer to ending these workplace fatalies. No one should go to work to die, we all have the right to return home to loved ones.
I thank you all in advance for your continued support.
PS. To learn more about how Threads of Life supports families affected by workplace fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease, visit threadsoflife.ca.
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