Monday 25 November 2013

Calgary Volunteers Raise Awareness for Cancer at Run for the Cure

by Barb Morrison, Clinical Director, Max Bell Physiotherapy

Run for the Cure Shows Spirit of the Calgary Community

This year, Calgary's Mayor Naheed Nenshi sent out a message to Calgarians about volunteerism. Whether it is bringing this city back to life after the floods or supporting events such as the Run for the Cure, volunteers make it happen. "This is Calgary, folks," he said. "This is the spirit of the Calgary community."

Centric Health's Calgary Region Provide CIBC Run for the Cure Team and Massages to Participants

On October 6, 2013, Centric Health's Calgary Region once again gave back to the community by providing a CIBC Run for the Cure team. For the eighth year in a row, employees provided massages to the participants as well as entered a team that walked or jogged the five kilometre route.

Clinical Director Barb Morrison gets a 'selfie' with Calgary Mayor Nenshi
As Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Kinesiologists and Massage Therapists, we are fortunate to have a skill set that allows us to provide this service to our community. More than 7,780 registered runners and about 1,000 volunteers took part in this year's CIBC Run for the Cure, which raised more than $1.3 million in Calgary alone. At the start of the race, I took a moment to get a 'selfie' with Mayor Nenshi.

We all have very busy lives and we may question whether we have the time to volunteer, but having the opportunity to participate in events such as Run for the Cure is very rewarding. At the end of the event, a woman in a pink 'Survivor' shirt came over and gave me a hug. She said "Thank you for what you... I am still here because of people like you who volunteer to raise awareness about the impact of cancer."

A huge thank you goes out to all of the Centric Health employees and family members who participated. Every year Centric Health has a strong presence at this event and we are recognized as a key player in the Calgary Run for the Cure.

See you next year!

Barb Morrison
Clinical Director, Max Bell Physiotherapy

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