Tuesday 6 August 2013

Our Clinics at Niagara Area Rankin Run

Tod Hinton from our St. Catharines clinic location at the Rankin Cancer Run

Funds Raised For Niagara Area Hospitals and Cancer Support Services

Three of our clinics in the Niagara Region participated in the Rankin Run held on May 25 in St. Catharines, Ontario. With 11,578 participants and more than $675,000 raised this year, the Rankin Cancer Run raises funds for Niagara area hospitals and cancer support services. What is unique about the Rankin Run is that it donates all raised money directly back into its own local communities.

Todd Hinton from our St. Catharines location, Anne Kennedy from our Fonthill location, and Vittoria Mattucci from our Welland location demonstrated the effectiveness of urban walking poles at Cancer Rehab Canada's booth. Information on cancer rehabilitation was distributed to Rankin Run participants and supporters.

About Rankin Cancer Run

In 2004 Rankin Run founder Mary Ann Edwards wondered how she might be able to do more to help raise funds for all cancer related areas in her Niagara community. She made one phone call to Rankin Construction to sponsor a run/walk, and after receiving an immediate commitment from them, launched her event.

The annual run, now in its eight year, attracts phenomenal participation from the approximate 400,000 people living in the St. Catharines/Niagara region. Before the huge turnout this year, the Rankin Cancer Run had already raised $3.229 million to support local cancer services.

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