Ten triathlons in ten provinces: Stephanie Fauquier is running across Canada to raise money for Alzheimer’s
Stephanie Fauquier with her mother, Dr. Robin McLeod.
This summer, Stephanie Fauquier will be swimming, cycling and running more than 500 kms in ten triathlons across Canada. With every stroke, pedal and step she takes, thoughts of one person will undoubtedly fill her mind and drive her to push on: her beloved mother, Dr. Robin McLeod (PGME ’81), who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago.
An internationally renowned surgical expert, Dr McLeod served as a professor of general surgery, as well as of health policy management and evaluation at the University of Toronto. She was also a surgeon and senior investigator at Mount Sinai Hospital and the surgical lead of quality improvement and knowledge transfer program in Cancer Care Ontario’s surgical oncology program.
When Dr. McLeod was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she became one of more than 747,000 Canadians and millions more around the world, who are living with this condition and other forms of dementia.