Runners lace up for emerg department

NANAIMO – Tenth annual Run for Life takes place Sunday (May 26) at Bowen Park in support of the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation.

Representatives of financial institutions from across central Vancouver Island come together to host the annual Run for Life fundraiser for NRGH Sunday (May 26).

Representatives of financial institutions from across central Vancouver Island come together to host the annual Run for Life fundraiser for NRGH Sunday (May 26).

The 10th annual Run for Life fundraiser is just around the corner.

The fun five-kilometre run, hosted by financial institutions on central Vancouver Island, takes place Sunday (May 26) at Bowen Park.

Teams and individuals are lacing up in support of the new emergency department at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Greg Scott, organizing committee co-chairman, said the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation is on the home stretch to finalizing its commitment to the emergency department at NRGH.

“The generosity of time and money, from the community, has made the dream of contributing $4 million to the ED a possibility,” he said. “That goal is now in sight. We encourage everyone to come out to the Run for Life and be a part of this 10-year celebration. Help the emergency department, by helping the foundation.”

The 2013 run is on track for its most successful year to date, and the group hopes to raise $30,000 for new medical equipment.

Event day check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. Runners can create a fundraising page for their team or themselves at www.nanaimohospitalfoundation.com/run, and then invite family and friends to make a pledge.

Enjoy a day of fitness, prizes, and an opportunity win the coveted Top Pledge earner title, which includes a gift package to the Old House Village Hotel and Spa at Courtney.

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