Katherine, OR Nurse, and daughter participate in the run/walk

Walkers and runners of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this year’s virtual Run for AGH, sponsored by Canadian Tire Corp., Carleton Place, and taking place Saturday, September 11 from 6 a.m. to Sunday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.  In order to ensure everyone’s safety, participants can complete their run or walk anytime during the weekend, choosing either one of the mapped out routes or to walk or run their own planned out route.

This late-summer annual fundraiser has raised over $200,000 for new and replacement equipment at the Hospital. Funds raised from this year’s event will again support the birthing unit and women’s health programs at the Almonte General Hospital.

“There are so many reasons to support our local hospital and manor this year,” said Julie Munro, Chair of this year’s organizing committee.  “Families that have had their children at the Hospital are asked to come out and support the event as a show of gratitude that we have this great facility.  Everyone who counts on quality health care close to home should also come out and show their gratitude too.”

Participants will choose from one of three distances: 3 km Family Fun (Walk or Run) (Untimed); 3 km Walk or Run (Timed); 5 km Walk or Run (Timed); 10 km Walk or Run (Timed)

As well as registration, which only costs $40 in advance, individuals and teams are encouraged to collect pledges from family and friends in support of the Hospital.  Fundraising incentives for every $100 raised you receive a ballot with a chance to win a $200 Gift Certificate. Both individuals and teams are also eligible to win.

Have fun while supporting the hospital, reach out to your family, friends and colleagues and join in the 8th AGH Run for Women’s Health. Closing ceremonies will be broadcast live on Facebook @AGHFVM Sept. 12 beginning at 7 p.m.

For more information and to register, please visit
https://almontehospitalfoundation.com/our-events/runforwomenshealth/