The annual Fund Run attracted 375 registered participants Sunday and raised more than $34,000 for the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation.
“We’re already looking forward to planning for next years event and doing something special for the tenth Fund Run,” said Laura Butler, development officers for the hospital foundation.
“The foundation is thrilled with how the community has embraced the annual Fund Run with so many participants ready to run for health care. “
The event featured five- and 10-kilometre courses, as well as a children’s loop around Fairview elementary, where the race started and finished.
“The atmosphere was festive, lots of amazing food, and great community spirit. We recognized several faces in the crowd that have done the run each year, and there were plenty of new faces this year,” Butler added.
“And we heard from several that had never done a race before – and they had lots of fun. The weather held – it was a perfect day for the Fund Run.”
Last year’s event drew more than 300 participants, and help ed raise more than $30,000 for the hospital.
This year the hospital foundation has committed more than $800,000 to purchase new equipment for Ridge Meadows Hospital, to fund community initiatives that encourage healthy living and provide research and educational opportunities for medical staff.