Dietetic research received a boost on June 9th as 100 participants donned their pink event shirts and joined the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR) for the Fun Run/Walk fundraiser!
As part of the Dietitians of Canada national conference, the Fun Run/Walk invites attendees to take a break from educational and networking sessions to walk, jog or run in support of our research programs. Our 12th annual event was held along the scenic Riel Esplanade and the banks of the Red River in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
CFDR Board Chair Laurie Curry (second from left), board member Sarah Hewko (third from left) and friends
Through registrations, donations and sponsorship, the event raised $22,900 net to support CFDR’s research grant program.
Congratulations to Brittany Thomas and Marilyne Petitclerc, our first place 10K and 5K runners—no small feat on an unseasonably hot and sunny evening!
10K winner Brittany Thomas (left) and 5K winner Marilyne Petitclerc
CFDR would like to thank all of our participants and donors for their generous support of the event. We would also like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors: Gold Sponsor Dairy Farmers of Canada, who also supplied cold chocolate milk for our participants at the finish line; Silver Sponsors Egg Farmers of Canada and PepsiCo; and Bronze Sponsors Almond Board of California, Clif Bar & Company, Hydralyte Canada and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.
We would also like to acknowledge Whitecap Books for their donation of cookbooks for our first place runners, as well as Naomi Hatherley of Moksha Yoga Kildonan for providing our participants with a warm-up stretch!
Finally, a thank you to this year’s volunteer organizing committee: Jennifer Bewza, Georgette Harris, Jorie Janzen, Michelle Naraine and Anna Pohorecky.
We hope to see you at next year’s event in St. John’s, NL!