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Zumbathon Event supports PECMH Foundation – March 7

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We’re back for our third year in Picton. Once again instructor Wanda Anderson has an amazing night of Zumba lined up for you. We will have the prizes out again for top fundraisers and silent auctions all in support of the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation. Some may be concerned with recent hospital cutbacks but we have confirmation that all funds donated from this event will be used in the Picton Hospital. As always entry is free with $50 in donations. Be sure to download your pledge forms below and registration package below. We look forward to another wonderful evening in beautiful Picton.

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There will still be mud, there will be more pain, and you will never be the same.  Can you handle it?  Registration is now open for the second annual Grapes of Wrath Stomp and Romp Survival Race hosted at Hillier Creek Estates Winery.  Competitors are encouraged to secure their spots at the starting line prior to May 31st in order to register at an Early Bird discounted rate.

The Canadian Cancer Society, Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation and Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation are proud to partner once again, to present The Grapes of Wrath, a harrowing five kilometre run complete with daunting obstacles sure to test your ability to have fun in the face of adversity.

In 2014, the course, which included 14 gruelling obstacles designed by Canadian Military volunteers, challenged the strength, agility and stamina of more than 450 participants as they ran under and through grapevines and splashed through the winery’s namesake creek to finish with a polar dip and grape stomp.  This year, more daunting obstacles will be added to the race in order to further challenge those who dare to push their personal and physical limits whilst raising money for cancer care in our communities.

“This race provides a perfect blend of camaraderie and charitable spirit as challengers come together to participate in this fun and inspiring event. Participants collect pledges knowing that their donations help local cancer patients in our communities by funding much needed medical equipment for our hospitals, research to improve treatments and save lives, and local services such as peer support and free rides to treatment for patients.” said Amy Doyle, Manager of the local office of The Canadian Cancer Society.

An early bird registration fee has been set at $75.00 per participant, valid until May 31, 2015. After that date, registration will increase to $100.00, per participant. The race is open to individuals or teams of up to twenty and new registrations are already coming in every day.

“We were thrilled to play a major role in this inaugural event that raised thousands of dollars for Cancer Care in our community.  Through a lot of hard work and determination, we were able to surpass everyone’s expectations for a first year event” said Wendy Warner, Executive Director of the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation.  “Competitors, both rookies and veterans, have given their stamps of approval and are now anxiously waiting this day to register. We listened and this year there will be even more obstacles through the vines at Hillier. Do you have the Grapes to do it?”

Obstacle runs are about personal accomplishment and teamwork.  “In 2014, with obstacles such as a 14 foot wall climb, monkey bars and a culvert crawl, we saw competitors rely on each other to get up, over and through various obstacles and make it to the finish line together”, noted Kemp Stewart, proprietor of Hillier Creek Estates Winery and Chair of the 2015 Grapes of Wrath committee.

“The tremendous sense of community spirit for the area makes this race a pleasure to run, even through mud, sweat and tears,” said Tina-Marie Furmidge, a participant in the 2014 Grapes of Wrath and one of the first to register for 2015.

Competitors must be 18 years or older on race day (September 12, 2015) to be eligible to run. Racers will receive a dry-fit t-shirt and upon completion of the race, dog tags. More information and registration links can be found by visiting our website, www.cancer.ca/grapesofwrathPEC    or on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/GrapesofWrathCountyRace

For those who are interested, but may not wish to participate, there are volunteer openings available. There are also sponsorship opportunities offered for interested businesses.

For 76 years, the Canadian Cancer Society has been with Canadians in the fight for life. We have been relentless in our commitment to prevent cancer, fund research and support Canadians touched by cancer. From this foundation, we will work with Canadians to change cancer forever so fewer Canadians are diagnosed with the disease and more survive.

The PECMH and TMH Foundations support their respective hospitals by raising funds and awareness of the need to assist in the provision of priority medical equipment and services for all patients and residents of our communities. It is through the generosity of our donors that our doctors, nurses and technologists can provide quality health care to the patients at Prince Edward County Memorial and Trenton Memorial Hospital.

Visit Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation online

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