Power Team Member Susan Hay is "Making a Difference"

on Mar 09, 2015


Susan Hay has been a familiar face in many homes for more than 20 years as part of the Global News family. Joining the network in 1989, Susan anchored daily regional and national forecasts on Global’s evening and late-night newscasts. She is now the anchor and producer of “Making a Difference”, a popular series on the News Hour about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. 


We can’t think of anyone better suited to hosting “Making a Difference”. Susan has devoted what little free time she has to working with numerous charitable organizations, including The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, acting as a spokesperson.


“Being able to lend my voice as a broadcast journalist and speak on behalf of those who cannot - truly has shaped me as a person and has offered me much more than simply a career, but one with purpose.”

She has received numerous awards recognizing her charitable contributions. These include the Gemini Humanitarian Award, for her exceptional contributions to community service outside the Canadian Television Industry, and the Outstanding Woman in Her Field Award, given to women who have excelled in the media and assisted in raising awareness and funds for worthwhile causes.


Something you might not know about Susan is that she is an avid runner. She has managed to combine her love of running and philanthropy by completing three marathons with Team In Training including the Ottawa Citizen National Capital Marathon, the Barbados Marathon and the Hawaii Marathon. She runs marathons to keep herself in good mental and physical shape, subscribing to the philosophy of “healthy body, healthy mind.” 


Susan will be lacing up with Team In Training this May as a member of the Power Team. She is currently training to complete the Mississauga Half Marathon and will run in honour of 3-year-old leukemia (ALL) survivor, Gabriel Benun.


You can support Susan on this journey by visiting her personal fundraising page:  http://bit.ly/1AsGhNQ  


“We can make a difference one person at a time. We all need to take that first step". 


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