Run for Girls’s Well being brings in $30,000

Run for Girls’s Well being brings in ,000

Run for Girls’s Well being brings in ,000

Greater than 200 runners and walkers assist have a good time AGH’s birthing centre throughout ninth annual Run for Girls’s Well being

The ninth annual Run/Stroll in assist of ladies’s well being and the birthing heart on the Almonte Common Hospital befell Saturday morning with greater than 200 walkers, runners and volunteers elevating roughly $30,000.  The occasion, which featured three totally different routes: 3km, 5km and 10km, took contributors via the gorgeous city of Almonte close to the Mississippi River and each began and completed behind the Hospital and Fairview Manor.  Some runners and walkers participated just about between Sept. 3 – 9, and submitted their occasions and funds on-line.

“We’re happy to be the presenting associate for the Almonte Common Hospital’s Run for Girls’s Well being in assist of the Birthing Unit and ladies’s well being,” mentioned Carleton Place Canadian Tire co-owner Mary-Lou Vandervaart.   “We reside on this group and this Birthing unit is the place the subsequent era of our household, our staff’s households, our clients’ and neighbours’ households might be born,”

“These funds will assist the Basis fund urgently wanted tools in our birthing heart and in assist of ladies’s well being care,” added Occasion Committee Chair Julie Munro.  “Over time, supporters of the Run have helped the Hospital to buy extremely sound machines, fetal coronary heart displays, working room lights, and a specialised baby-weigh scale.  This yr’s funds will assist fund Pander Heaters in Labour 1 and the OR, an Epidural Pump and a number of other Very important Indicators machines.”

New this yr, the highest particular person fundraisers, each particular person and staff, have been awarded the inaugural Margaret Duncan Memorial Prime Fundraising Award.  A life-long resident of Mississippi Mills, Margaret was a tireless Hospital and Manor booster who participated and supported the Run final yr however handed away earlier this yr on the age of 94.  This yr’s first recipients have been Tina McLelland, who raised $2,639 and Group Nation Roads, comprised of Basis Board member Jesse Lowe, Mary-Ann Tiffany and Chris O’Connor, who collectively raised $4,058.  Members of Margaret’s household have been on-hand to current the awards in the course of the occasion’s closing ceremony.

Prizes have been additionally awarded to the highest two feminine and male finishers in all timed occasions.  Official occasions for all contributors can be found at:

This yr’s occasion additionally options an internet public sale effectively supported by native retailers.  You’ll be able to nonetheless bid on gadgets up till Sunday, Sept. 11.  Please go to Almonte Common Hospital and Fairview Manor Basis | BiddingForGood Fundraising Public sale

In addition to Canadian Tire (Carleton Place), different companions who contributed to the success of the occasion included:  Westview Initiatives, Almonte Civitan Membership, Orchard View by the Mississippi, Kevin Frost, Artwork & Helen Levi, Union 108, Kris Parsons, Joanne Beaton, Lanark Springs Water, BrokerLink Insurance coverage, and Dock Grasp and Clearwater.

A current ballot performed by Abacus Knowledge discovered that nearly 8 out of 10 residents of Ontario didn’t know that though the Ontario Authorities funds the operation of hospitals, the Authorities doesn’t present funding for alternative or new scientific tools.   The AGH FVM Basis works with the group via occasions and actions just like the AGH Run for Girls’s Well being to lift the required funds to permit the Hospital and Manor to buy urgently- wanted medical tools.  For extra info on supporting the Hospital or Manor go to: or name 613-256-2500 ext. 2296