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7. Quinton Jacobs

If you search for the word “community” in the dictionary, you’ll likely find a picture of Quinton Jacobs and his captivating smile. Q, as his friends call him, is a community builder, a connector, and advocate for promoting the health and wellness of children in the Greater Toronto Area.

As bad as you have it, there’s always someone who has it worse, and sometimes you Just need to step back and have that perspective.

Quinton Jacobs

In this episode, Q opens up about his life growing up in subsidized housing and later on becoming a father with three kids. We’ll then discuss how a difficult time in his life changed his perspective and ignited a passion to help others. Q also shares his approach to working with charities and brands and the time he convinced a bunch of runners to run from Toronto to NYC!

Q’s impact on the running community can be seen in the many programs he started or supports, but it’s even more evident in the faces of the children he coaches to run.

It was a real privilege speaking with Q and we couldn’t help feeling inspired throughout the episode!

To learn more about Q, you can follow him on Instagram at: @quinton_jacobs

To learn more about Start2Finish, you can follow them on Instagram at: @s2fonline

To learn more about Lead Up Crew, you can follow them on Instagram at: @leadupcrew

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