Fit and fun, the Financial Institutions’ Run for Life Committee is ready to run for a good cause on May 25th.
Financial Institutions across Central Vancouver Island are inviting participants to join Run for Life on Sunday, May 25th in support of a good cause. The 11th Annual fundraiser will help purchase new equipment needed to complete two new operating rooms at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). During the last Surgical Suites expansion in 2005 ten operating rooms were built; eight were completed and are now in use and two were left “shelled-in”. Due to the growing demand for emergency, urgent, and pre-scheduled surgeries the additional O.R.’s are now needed.
Run for Life will help the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation’s pledge of $1.5 million to equip the two “shelled-in” rooms. Since its inception in 2004, the Run has raised almost $150,000, and organizers are hoping to boost that by $35,000 this year. Runners can also create an individual or team fundraising page and invite family and friends to make a donation or join the team. Register, pledge, or build your page securely online at www.nanaimohospitalfoundation.com/run. 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.