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Recap of the 15th Annual Fun Run & Walk
Our 15th annual event will be remembered for our cute little dog mascot; Archie Armour, who earned the title of “Top Fundraiser”, with over $5,000 in pledges. In fact, this is the most pledges that has ever been raised in the 15-year history of the Run. We are very grateful that he created such a wonderful ‘buzz’ and helped raise the profile of the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR).
Nathalie Savoie, Dietitians of Canada CEO, gave Archie some stiff competition along the way and also raised an admirable $3,260 in pledges. Our other top fundraisers were Maria D’Agostino ($1240), Helene Charlebois ($1040), Julie Paquette ($900) and Lois Barney ($520). Thank you to everyone who solicited and contributed to the $23,000 in record-breaking pledges collected this year.
Congratulations to the fastest runners: Timothy Lau for the Men’s 10K (for the 3rd year in a row!), Ilan Wright winner of the Men’s 5K, Melissa LeBlanc for the Women’s 10K, and Melanie Thuss winner of the Women’s 5K.
A very special thank you to Catherine Pouliot, our Lead Volunteer in Ottawa, as well as the volunteer route marshals on the day of the event. Your support played a significant role in our success! Thanks also to the CFDR Board working group: Pauline Darling, Colinda Hunter, Lisa Mina and Helene Charlebois.
We’d also like to recognize the generous contributions of our sponsors totaling almost $10,000: (Silver) PepsiCo: (Bronze) Almond Board of California, Canadian Sugar Institute, Manitoba Harvest, siggis, Sun-Rype Products Ltd, Three Farmers Foods Inc. and Maple Leaf Foods.
As you can see ‘it takes a village’ to make this event a success, so thank you to everyone. Proceeds from the Run will support CFDR’s mandate to fund practice-based dietetic research.
Here are a few pictures to remember the 2019 Fun Run & Walk.