Inspiration for Event

gurjinder.jpgAs a child growing up in Surrey, Gurjinder K. Bhurji (nee Sabharwal) enjoyed the friendly confines of her neighbourhood and the freedom to move freely about the City. After becoming a realtor, she grew even more familiar with the streets, cross walks and laneways that make up the vast mosaic that is Surrey. After marriage and the arrival of three children she found that her professional career and motherhood left very little time for physical exercise.

While expecting her fourth child, Gurjinder fell seriously ill with a medical condition that necessitated numerous blood transfusions and extensive treatment. She credits the dedicated care supplied by her doctors and hospital employees, as well as the many anonymous blood donors, for saving her life. After recovering from her surgeries, Gurjinder was motivated to take better care of herself and took up walking and running to improve her physical and mental health. She continues to run the streets of Surrey and enters road races whenever she can find them.

Today Gurjinder is a passionate advocate for the City and a proponent of giving back to the community that saved and changed her life. “I know there are thousands of other people in Surrey who share my passion and enjoy my favourite past-time and I founded Run Surrey Run so that we can all enjoy walking and running together. Please join me and the City of Surrey so we can collectively leave a legacy for future generations”.

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