Central Vancouver Island financial institutions are inviting the public to join a fitness challenge for a good cause.
On Sunday (May 24), the Run for Life fundraiser will help Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation raise $1.5 million for the purchase of equipment still needed for the newly opened operating rooms at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
Last year, the hospital completed more than 13,200 surgical procedures. The two new rooms mean an increase of operating rooms from eight to 10.
Since 2004, Run for Life has raised more than $180,000 for the purchase of life-changing medical equipment at the hospital. Organizers have challenged runners, and their pledgers, to break all previous records by raising more than $50,000 and registering more than 250 runners in this year’s fun run/walk.
Participants are encouraged to register at www.nanaimohospitalfoundation.com/run, personalize their fundraising page, then invite family and friends to make a donation. Register before Friday (May 22) for the early bird price of $20.
This is a fun event for family, friends, and co-workers to get active together. Brochures with more information can be found at participating banks.