Subway raising funds to support Mississippi Mills River Run

Almonte General Hospital foundation_logo 2Subway restaurant in Almonte is the latest business to sign on to raise funds to support the September 6, 2014 Mississippi Mills River Run.

Subway owners Jay Patel and Bipinchandra Patel will donate 10 per cent of September 6 restaurant sales to the fundraising run. They will also accept donations prior to the event.

“We are doing it to support the Almonte General Hospital,” said Jay. “It is for a good cause.”

The Run, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Almonte Fairgrounds, features 3 km, 5 km and 10 km timed runs and 3 km and 5 km family walk/runs. The event will also feature live music and local food. Medals and other prizes will be awarded. All proceeds will support the purchase of medical equipment for the AGH obstetrical unit to support the health and wellness of new mothers and their babies.

“We very much appreciate the support we are receiving from Subway and other area businesses,” said Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor (AGH/FVM) Foundation Executive Director Gerry Huddleston.

Almonte Riverside Inn & Kitchen, owned by Rob Prior, is also participating in an event to support the Run.

The Mississippi Mills River Run’s Master Event Sponsor is the Almonte Shoppers Drug Mart, which has issued challenges to other local businesses to enter teams in the event. Shoppers Drug Mart is also featuring special events to promote the Run.

Available sponsorship opportunities include Gold, Silver and Bronze levels, Recovery Station Sponsor, T-Shirt Sponsor, Water Station Sponsor, Sign Sponsor and Gift Sponsor. Exhibitor space is also available.

“The Run is now just a few days away, so we encourage everyone to pick up a pledge form from the Foundation Office,” said Gerry.

Event organizers include Aegle Events partners Dayna Chicoine and Shelley Crabtree, Shoppers Drug Mart owner Tommy Lam and AGH/FVM Foundation Board member Karen Smith.

For details about the Run, or to register online, visit www.aegleevents.com. Registration forms are also available from the Foundation Office at 75 Spring Street in Almonte, Shoppers Drug Mart in Almonte and the Barley Mow pub at 79 Little Bridge Street in Almonte.

Pledge forms for the Run are available at the Foundation Office at 75 Spring Street.

Sponsorship information is available from Gerry Huddleston at 613-256-2514, ext. 2297, ghuddleston@agh-fvm.com.

To make a donation to support the event visit www.almontehospitalfoundation.com or www.aegleevents.com, or call Gerry Huddleston at 613-256-2514, ext. 2297.