As a way to acknowledge the importance of women in families’ overall health, the ninth annual AGH Run/Walk for Women’s Health will once again hit the road. Together with teams and families, the said event will happen virtually from Sept. 3 to Sept. 9, and in person, by the 10th.
“Our goal is helping our obstetrics unit and supporting women’s health by putting the best medical tools in the hands of our incredible doctors and staff,” said event committee volunteer chair Julie Munro.
“The financial success of this event means replacement and new equipment in those two key areas,” she added.
In its effort to increase participation and fundraising, the event committee has succeeded in gaining support from its presenting partner, Carleton Place Canadian Tire. Special thanks also goes to other supporting organizations.
Among these include Almonte Civitan Club, Orchard View by the Mississippi, and Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Gift Shop and Art, among many others.
While everyone, especially those with kids that are currently in hospitals, is encouraged to come out and celebrate, others can show their support by shopping through the online auction. The said auction will run from Aug. 29 to Sept. 11.
This year, routes will come in three, five, and ten-kilometer distances, with timing for competitive participants. Both walkers and runners can opt to virtually participate during the week or join in person on the event day.
There will be breakfast, musical warm-up, and awarding ceremonies for teams and individuals with the most raised funds as post and pre-event activities. Also happening in the event are fun activities like the multi-general relay race for kids.
While the top fundraiser will be rewarded with a brand-new bicycle, the top fundraising team will be receiving suite tickets to an upcoming event. Participants, for every $100 pledge, will also receive a ballot towards winning a bicycle as well.
In line with the event, some roads in and around the hospital will be closed. Residents, however, will be advised in advance to help them go around the area with ease.