August 30, 2016 8:30 pm
Updated: August 31, 2016 4:39 pm

Dozens gather to run in honour of Ironman competitor, raise money for brain cancer research


WINNIPEG — Dozens came out to remember avid long-distance runner, Joanne Schiewe, Tuesday evening.

A 5K run at Assiniboine Park was held in honour of Schiewe who died Monday night after a battle with brain cancer. Donations were accepted for Brain Canada Foundation and CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

Schiewe was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in February of 2015. Despite her diagnosis, she was training for a half-Ironman this summer.

She had to pull out a few weeks before the competition as new medication had taken a toll on her body.

Schiewe had also finished several triathlons and marathons. She was inducted into the Manitoba Runners’ Association Hall of Fame after using races to raise thousands of dollars for brain cancer research.

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