On May 1st, 2018 Jimmy Lefebvre along with his wife Kristie, mom Rita and three young children Dylan (9 daughter), Kallyn (8 son) and Kayden (8 son) left the Trumpeter Village Trailer Park (The home of Jimmy’s parents Rita and Simon Lefebvre) in Grande Prairie, AB and began his 5,716 km Walk across Canada to arrive at The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (his Father’s gravesite) outside of St. Louis, PEI on August 31st (his dad’s 72nd birthday) on foot. The goal, to raise $123,000 for programs and initiatives which raise awareness, provide education and fund treatment for both the physical and mental health of those affected by cancer.

Media has been following their journey, here are a few samples:

August 29 – Cross Canada walker is on the home stretch on P.E.I. – The Journal Pioneer, PEI

August 28 – Man walking across Canada to father’s P.E.I. gravesite – CBC News, PEI

August 28 – Cross-country walk to raise money for cancer research will end at P.E.I. gravesite – Eric McCarthy, The Guardian, NB

August 24 – ‘Your dad’s sort of that hero’: Alberta man walks across Canada in honour of father – Callum Smith, Global News, Moncton, NB

August 22 – Alberta man walking across Canada to end journey at father’s gravesite in PEI – Melissa Heald,

July 27 – Family walking across country to beat cancer stops in Kemptville – Jennifer Westendorp – My Kemptville Now, Kemptville, Ontario

July 26 – Lefebvre Foundation family stops in Perth on journey across Canada – Laurie Weir,, Perth, Ontario

July 18 – Alberta man connected to the North, is walking to PEI to raise money for cancer awareness – Linda Holmes,, North Bay, Ontario

July 18 – Family effort to raise awareness, funds – PJ Wilson, The Nugget

July 17 – Man walking for cancer research to arrive in North Bay Wednesday – Rocco Frangione, MyNorthBayNow, North Bay, Ontario

July 17 – The Lefebvre Foundation: Man taking seven million steps for cancer will walk from North Bay to Quebec in coming weeks – Global News Wire – North Bay

July 11 – Northeastern Portion of a Cross Country Walk for Cancer is Special for an Alberta Family – MyTimminsNow, Timmins, Ontario

July 10 – Can-Survive walk reaches Timmins – By Joshua Santos, The Daily Press

June 9 – City News Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB

June 4 – 94.7 Star FM – Brandon, MB

May 23 – CJWW Radio – Saskatoon, SK

May 14 – Whitecourt Star – Whitecourt, AB

May 2 – CBC News – Grande Prairie, AB

April 30 – Daily Herald Tribune – Grande Prairie, AB


Media Photos

Here We GO!, May 1, 2018 CBC Interview with Mom, May 1, 2018 Some of the First steps I Just Conquered my first hill The little Smoky River Hill May 1, 2018 Kids Class mates walking with us through Valleyview May 3, 2018
Newest Addition to the Motor home We Love Canada May 3, 2018 Thank You Valleyview Napa for donating the Tiedown straps May 4, 2018 Todd Loewen MLA stopped to cheer us on May 7, 2018 Holding up the Big Egg in Vegerville, AB May 12, 2018