Countdown starts for Chilliwack’s Run For Mom

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s goal is to raise $30,000 for Chilliwack General Hospital

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF) is putting out a call to the Chilliwack Community to dust off the runners and mark their calendars for Saturday, May 12, 2018 for the 20th annual Run for Mom 5k Run/Walk event.

This family friendly fundraiser at the Canada Education Park, hosted in the UFV Lot 7 on Caen Ave, is once again supporting Chilliwack General Hospital. Last year’s funds raised purchased fully reclining sleeper chairs for the Chilliwack General Hospital birthing rooms. These recliners allow supporting partners to have a comfortable and restful stay, to better support mom throughout their time in the hospital.

“Help us fulfill Chilliwack General Hospital’s greatest need!” says Liz Harris, FVHCF Executive Director. “Proceeds from 2018’s Run for Mom will be designated towards the purchase of an Infant Vital Monitor for Maternity and the new CT Scanner for Medical Imaging.

The Run for Mom event is also asking the local community to make a cash donation to this event. “If you are not a runner, or can’t make the event, please consider donating online through our website www.fvhcf.ca/donate. Be sure to leave a comment that the funds are for Run for Mom” says Harris.

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s goal is to raise $30,000 at this year’s event but they need your help. Proceeds are dependent on the fundraising efforts of the event participants, the community as well as business sponsorships.

FVHCF says they are appreciative of the support they have received from businesses and organizations, including Lock’s Pharmacy, Kintec Footwear + Orthotics, Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary, Chilliwack Hospital Service League, Jolly Miller Pub, Trixie’s Car Wash and Kiwanis Club of Sardis. Kiwanis will also once again be serving up breakfast for runners and their supporters on the Mother’s Day weekend.

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