The Run for Life Planning Committee is made up of representatives from Financial Institutions from across Vancouver Island. The 2015 fundraiser will benefit the purchase of equipment for two new Operating Rooms at NRGH.
Central Vancouver Island Financial Institutions are inviting the public to join a fitness challenge for a good cause. On Sunday, May 24th the Run for Life fundraiser will help the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation raise $1.5 million for the purchase of equipment still needed for the newly opened O.R.s at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). Last year NRGH completed more than 13,200 surgical procedures; the two new Rooms mean an increase of O.R.s from eight to ten.
Since 2004 the Run for Life has raised more than $180,000 for the purchase of life-changing medical equipment at NRGH. 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 May 22nd for the early bird price of $20. This is a fun event for family, friends, and co-workers to get active together. Drop by your bank to pick up a brochure and get started.