- October 3, 2016
- Posted by: Candice Jeffrey
- Category: Media Releases
On Sunday, October 2, 2016, more than 250 walkers and runners gathered at Rondeau Provincial Park for the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHA) 4th Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run… for local healthcare. Approximately $25,000 was raised at this event in support of the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign.
“We are thrilled with the outstanding success of our 4th Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run,” says Barb Noorenberghe, Development Officer, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. “A sincere thank you to all of our participants, volunteers, sponsors and donors who braved the wet weather. Without your tremendous generosity, support and contributions, this event would not be possible.”
About the 4th Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run… for local healthcare
The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation’s Annual Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run is a fun, family fundraising event featuring a timed 5km Walk, 5km Run, 10km Run and a 100m ‘Lil Pumpkin Kids Dash – ideal for all levels of walkers and runners.
Held at beautiful Rondeau Provincial Park, the Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run is a great way to enjoy the beauty of one of Canada’s largest Carolinian Forests and raise much-needed funds for local healthcare.
Prizes were awarded to the top three participants in each age group (men and women) and to the event’s Top Fundraiser and Top Fundraising Team. As well, all 5km and 10km event participants received a Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run Finisher’s Medal and the 100m ‘Lil Pumpkin Kids Dash participants received a ribbon.
There was a tie for this year’s Top Fundraiser. Both Lisa Bisschop of Chatham and Keith Graham of Rondeau raised $3,400 each for the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. The Top Fundraising Team was the Rondeau Roadies and together they raised $4,000. Additional prizes were awarded to participants who raised more than $100 in pledges for this event.
Funds raised from this year’s Chatham-Kent Pumpkin Run will support the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign.
To view more photos from the event, please click here.