Jonathan Hope

CHEO Foundation

The charity I am supporting is the CHEO Foundation.

Charities need us more than ever and that is why I’ve signed up for the first-ever global, virtual RBC Race for the Kids to raise much-needed funds for youth charities around the world.

I am participating in the RBC Race for the Kids event to support mental health programs at CHEO. Your donation will ensure each patient has access to the care that will be most beneficial for them, regardless of their age or the reason for their visit.

Please consider making a donation to my page.

Thank you from me and all the RBC Race for the Kids participants and charities!


My Achievements

My Updates

Race Day is Tomorrow!

Saturday 17th Oct
Jonny will be joined by Quinn Hendry and Jack Hebert tomorrow at 1pm to run in the RBC Race for the Kids!  Jonny has raised $1230 for CHEO.  This means that he will be attempting to run 12 km tomorrow.  He will be running 29 laps of a route down John Sidney and Liard (each lap is 420 metres).  

Jonny has already successfully run 8.4km earlier this week and believes he can run 12 km!  

Thank you to everyone who has donated!  We are completely overwhelmed by how generous our friends and family have been!  

And if you haven’t donated yet, there’s still time to donate before tomorrow’s run!

Jonny has reached his goal!

Monday 12th Oct
Thanks to the generosity of our friends and family, Jonny has reached his goal of raising $500 for CHEO!  His total raised currently sits at $521!  

Jonny is now promising to run an extra 1km for additional $100 that he raises between now and race weekend!

Race weekend is next weekend (October 17-18).

Half-way there!

Thursday 8th Oct
Jonny is halfway to his goal of raising $500 for CHEO!  Thank you to everyone who have donated so far!  Jonny was out running with our dog last night to prepare for race day!

Jonny is running for CHEO

Monday 5th Oct
When he was just 6 months old, Jonny was diagnosed at CHEO with craniosynostosis.  Craniosynostosis is a birth defect in which the bones in a baby’s skull join together too early. This happens before the baby’s brain is fully formed. As the baby’s brain grows, the skull can become misshapen. The spaces between a typical baby’s skull bones are filled with flexible material and called sutures. These sutures allow the skull to grow as the baby’s brain grows. Around two years of age, a child’s skull bones begin to join together because the sutures become bone. When this occurs, the suture is said to “close.” In a baby with craniosynostosis, one or more of the sutures closes too early. 

In order to correct this issue, Jonny had to undergo an 8+ hour surgery at CHEO.  The surgery involved completely removing his skull, breaking it into small pieces, and then putting it back together with screws and plates.  This was followed by a week of recovery in CHEO.  Jonny had to wear a helmet for a year afterwards so that his skull would heal into the proper shape.

9 years later, other than a few scars that you can see when his hair is wet, you’d never know that he had the surgery.  We’re very thankful to CHEO and donate to them every year.  We’d appreciate it if you could do the same in Jonny’s name by sponsoring him for the RBC race weekend!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Patrick Boisvenue


Dina Snippe


Cheryl Auclair

Keep up the training!


Marilyn Elliott

Good job, Jonathan! I remember well your surgery. So happy to see you grow up to be such a giving young boy.


Joshua Moncrieff

Great Job “Jonny Utah”


Deborah Hubbe

Keep training, Jonny!! XOXO


Chad Blackburn


Dylan Haggart


Geordin Raganold


Richard De Gonzague


Jennifer Collins


Donna Hope

Great job Jonny


Thomas Hope


Jennifer Kightley


Mairi, Jennie And Brian

Yay. GO Jonathan!


Quinn Hendry

You got this Jonny!


Faye Hendry

Good luck Jonny!😃


Gilles Theo Sebby

Fantastic! Great work.


Jamie Piga


Paul Hope


Owen Gordon

Way to go Jonny!


Jenny G

Way to go, Jonny! CHEO rocks and so do you!


Steve Parsons


Charles Elliott


The Lemieux Family

We are proud of you Jonny!


Isabelle Selway


The Harju Family



Steph & Corey Colpitts


Michelle Coutts


Kathleen Hope


Carmen Bourgeois

Bravo Jonathan, you're a champion!!


Nathan Craig

Go Jonny!!


Cole Krottner

Good luck for your run!


Patrick Bourgeois-hope


Christopher Arthurs


Scott And Julie Teed


Cameron Binks


Thomas Hope

Congratulations on reaching $1000 Jonny