Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation Run for Women’s Health
Saturday, September 10, 2022
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!
For 2022, the in-person walk and run event is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, at the Almonte General Hospital. For those who wish to participate, yet are unable to join us, you can take part by walking or running virtually again this year from September 3 to 9. Please visit the registration page for more information and updates.
This late summer, and annual, fundraiser has raised nearly $250,000 for new and replacement equipment at the Hospital. Funds raised from the 2022 event will again support the birthing unit and women’s health programs at the Almonte General Hospital.
EVENT SCHEDULE & RACE ROUTES
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2022 AGH RUN WALK FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH PRESENTED BY
AGH Run/Walk for Women’s Health Funds Fetal Monitors for Birthing Centre
Families giving birth at the Almonte General Hospital are now benefiting from three new Fetal Heart Monitors thanks in part to funding from the annual Run/Walk event held each fall. The three state-of-the-art units combine the abilities to monitor and trace the heart rates of both baby and mother, record the information which can then be shared with the delivery team, and offer several other options for gathering real time information when necessary. The monitors cost $48,000.
All of the funds used to purchase this new equipment were provided to the Hospital by the AGH FVM Foundation. Several large donations were received towards them and monies collected from the AGH Run/Walk for Women’s Health held last September was also used.
“Most people are still surprised to learn that although the operation of the Hospital is funded by the Ontario government, money is not provided to purchase replacement or new equipment,” said Julie Munro, chair of the Hospital’s annual Run/Walk for Women’s Health. “That’s why we need community members to get involved in our annual fundraiser.”
The 2022 AGH Run/Walk presented by Canadian Tire (Carleton Place) will take place Sept. 3-10. Routes include 3km, 5km, and 10km distances, with timing for competitive participants. Runners and walker can participate virtually during the week or come out on event day, Saturday, Sept. 10. The start and finish line will be behind the Hospital. Activities get underway at 8 a.m. and wrap up at noon. Post and pre-event activities include breakfast, musical warm up and post event food, music and awards for best times and most funds raised individually and as a team.
In honour of the Birthing Unit, families are encouraged to participate, particularly as a team. Children’s activities including a multi-general relay race will also take place.