8th annual AGH Run for Women’s Health a virtual success raising over $25K

The 8th annual AGH Run for Women’s Health, sponsored by Canadian Tire, Carleton Place, in support of women’s health and the Obstetrics program at the Almonte General Hospital, took place over the weekend, attracting 85 participants and raising over $25,000.  The event featured three different routes, 3km, 5km and 10km.  For the second year, the event had participants completing their walk or run anytime during the weekend and choosing to follow a suggested route or make up their own.  Times were recorded in an app and reported virtually.

Carleton Place Canadian Tire co-owner Mary Lou Vandervaart said, “Stuart and I are personally proud to be able to support the Birthing Unit and women’s healthcare at the Almonte General Hospital by presenting this year’s AGH Run for Women’s Health. It is a fun way to engage our community and contribute towards the purchase of new and much needed clinical equipment.”

“We’re so appreciative of everyone that registered, collected pledges and either walked or ran their routes over the weekend,” said event chair Julie Munro.  “Our amazing hospital has been front and center, even more so during the past two years, continuing to provide all of their regular services including labour and delivery. The success of this event is another example of how much this community is willing to support quality health care close to home.  It was also great to see people out enjoying themselves too.”

Taking home the Individual Prize for the most funds raised was Hospital employee Tina McLelland, who raised $2,300.  The fundraising Team Prize went to Country Roads, comprised of Jesse Lowe (Foundation Board Member), Peter Lowe, Raymond Boden, Christopher O’Connor, Mary-Ann Tiffany, Andrew Tiffany, Delaney Tiffany, and Chantilly Tiffany, that collectively raised $2,746.

Prizes also went to the top three male and three female finishers in all timed events. Official times for all participants are available at: https://results.raceroster.com/en-US/results/92ynxkhcmrw967pr

As well as Canadian Tire, Carleton Place, other event partners who contributed to the success of this year’s event included:  Almonte Fitness Centre, AGH Gift Shop, Joanne Beaton Tracy Arnett Realty, C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc., Art & Helen Levi., Neilcorp Homes, Linda Mason Duncan & family and Orchard View by the Mississippi, and Cochrane Fitness

The AGH FVM Foundation raises funds to purchase replacement or new clinical equipment for the Hospital and Fairview Manor.  To learn more about supporting quality health care close to home, please visit: www.almontehospitalfoundation.com