3rd annual Scotiabank Mississippi Mills River Walk and Run wins gold for AGH-FVM Foundation
The 3rd annual Mississippi Mills River Walk and Run took place on Saturday, Sept. 10 on the grounds of the Almonte General Hospital and Fairview Manor, and raised approximately $37,000 to support the acquisition of two new ultrasound machines.
A record 300 walkers, runners and volunteers took part in the fundraiser which featured a 3-km family walk, 3, 5 and 10-km timed walk/runs, and new this year a 3-km Zombie Out-Run. Everyone including Scotiabank Arnprior Branch Manager Krista Barrett thought the day was a huge success.
“With Almonte General Hospital’s birthing unit now serving this entire region, supporting this wonderful event was a natural fit for Scotiabank,” said Barrett. “Families from up around Pembroke, through Renfrew and Arnprior, and down to Carleton Place, Carp and Stittsville, are now having their children at AGH, and we have wonderful branches in all those communities so we were so proud to be the title sponsor and help make the day a success.”
“These funds will help us purchase new ultrasound equipment,” said Hospital President and CEO Mary Wilson Trider. “Ultrasound is an essential diagnostic tool for our physicians in so many areas including obstetrics, gynecology, emergency, and family medicine so replacing our nine year old ultrasound machine with newer technology will increase the number and types of studies we are able to do. More people in our community will be able to have their ultrasound close to home and wait times should be reduced as well.”
Medals were awarded to the top three male and female finishers in all timed events. Fundraising prizes were awarded in various categories. Top fundraising award for an individual went Tina McLelland, Executive Assistant to the Hospital President and CEO, who won two suite tickets and parking to a Sens game against the Nashville Predators in November. McLelland credited her success to Hospital board members, physicians and colleagues for helping her raise $540. McLelland also headed up the top fundraising team, Uncorked, that raised $1,202. Team members also won suite tickets to the same Sens game too. All prizes and medal winners as well as a full list of all corporate sponsors and teams will be listed by noon on Monday, Sept. 12 at: www.almontehospitalfoundation.com
The Almonte General Hospital and Fairview Manor count 100% on funds raised through the Almonte General Hospital / Fairview Manor Foundation to acquire new and replacement equipment. For more information on supporting your healthcare close to home visit: www.almontehospitalfoundation.com or call 613-256-2500 ext. 2296.