Fast Eddy’s back

B.C. man run­ning across Canada twice for char­i­ties

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE -

Ed­ward Dostaler, also known as Fast Eddy, is back in P.E.I. and on a mis­sion to raise money and aware­ness for Alzheimer’s and breast can­cer.

Dostaler is on the lat­est leg of his cross-Canada run, hav­ing ar­rived on the Is­land Tues­day morn­ing. The 27-year-old Bri­tish Columbia res­i­dent is run­ning across Canada and back home, with­out a sup­port team. He started his run back home on March 1, 2015, and landed in New­found­land and Labrador on Sept. 30. He’s now on his way back to B.C.

Along the way he’s been speak­ing at lo­cal events and rais­ing funds, which stay in the prov­ince where he raised them.

It’s been a supreme chal­lenge to keep go­ing, said Dostaler, but he made a prom­ise, so he’ll fin­ish what he started.

It beats com­plain­ing about the world’s prob­lems, he said.

“Ev­ery­one seems to have enough time to com­plain, but no one seems to act on (prob­lems), but I’d rather act,” he said.

Dostaler ex­pects to take about a week to make his way from Wood Is­lands to the Con­fed­er­a­tion Bridge.

While in the prov­ince he’ll be speak­ing at schools and will be hold­ing a run and talk at the Run­ning Room in Char­lot­te­town.

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