Racing for kids
Turning marathons into support for Covenant House
Bill Cannon is a runner with a cause. For the past two years, he and the program he founded, “Home Team,” have raced up more than half a million dollars for Covenant House, a non-profit organization that helps homeless kids. What makes a heartwarming story even more meaningful is that Cannon’s family, including wife Patty and their four children, are all part of an ongoing round of athletic endeavors that are more about goodwill than gold medals. Their goal is to raise funds to help kids from families nowhere near as fortunate as the Cannons of Ho-Ho-Kus.
The list of athletic events family members have joined on behalf of Covenant House is daunting. Grown daughters Megan and Suzanne have participated in the Franklin Lakes triathlon (along with other events); elder son Jamie will be flying in from California for the Ironman U.S. Championship to be held in New York and New Jersey in August; and younger son Scott, a junior at Northern Highlands High School, has competed in the Franklin Lakes triathlon.