More than 1,500 individuals helped raise 402,000 at the MDS Nordion / Ottawa Hospital Fundraising Challenge (part of the Ottawa Citizen National Capital Race Weekend) this weekend. All proceeds go toward the Ottawa Regional Women's Breast Health Centre and the soon to be built, Prostate Centre at The Ottawa Hospital.
“We are extremely pleased with this year's fundraising results,” said Ellen Ewert, Vice President of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. “These two centres are vital to the health of our community and thanks to all who donated to this cause, we will be able to better service individuals with breast and prostate disease.
“And the staff and volunteers from MDS Nordion are second to none. This successful fundraising event exists because of them and each year their support grows and grows.”
Running the 10K for the first time was former Ottawa Senator Brad Marsh. In support of the fundraising challenge, Marsh raised over $7,000. He held a draw for anyone who pledged $20 or more to him and the prize was the gift he normally would have received for raising money.
The winners announced at tonight's race ceremony include:
Top Individual Fundraiser: Ellen Holzman $19,000
2nd Place Individual: Brad Marsh $7,000
3rd Place Individual: Dr. Don Chow $5,300
1st Fundraiser/Running: MDS THERAJETS $5,279
2nd Fundraiser/Running: MDS SCIEX $5,534
3rd Fundraiser/Running: MDS TEAM V $2,240
Top Fundraising Team: MDS SCIEX $5,534
Fastest Running Team: MDS THERAJETS
Top School Fundraser: Turnbull Learning Centre $30,000
2nd Place School: Ashbury $6,899
3rd Place School: Sir Robert Borden $3,359
Thanks to all who are helping fight cancer every step of the way!
CONTACT: Judy Brown,
Director Public Affairs