The County Marathon gives back to PECMH

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On Thursday November 23rd, members of the County Marathon committee presented a cheque in the amount of $2646.52 to Briar Boyce, Communications Co-ordinator and Lillian Duffy, member on the Board of Directors for the Prince Edward County Memorial Foundation in support of our local community hospital. The funds were raised through donations by participants in the 14th annual County Marathon held on October 1, 2017. Since the start of this event back in 2004, the marathon has raised over $9,000.00 in support our local hospital.

“This is a great community event supported by many volunteers, businesses and the County, so it is wonderful that we can give back to the community by supporting our local hospital” says Christine Henden of Re/Max who has been the Volunteer Co-ordinator since the beginning of this event and has coordinated hundreds of volunteers over the years to assist with traffic, RE/MAX Water Stations, registration, food, and many other aspects of the event.

Tracy Powers joined the marathon committee a few years ago and helped co-ordinate the finish line services ensuring that the runners were well taken care of as they crossed the finish line. This year, Tracy took on the role of Race Co-ordinator which involved organizing the numerous logistical details of hosting such a major event. Over the years, she has helped train many runners in preparation of this event. “I encourage everyone to get outdoors and get active, you don’t have to run a full marathon, to get involved”, says Tracy, “a team made up of friends can be a fun way to participate!” She is hopeful next year will be another great success so that we continue to encourage health and wellness and continue to raise funds for our local hospital.

Photo Cutline: Back row: Aggie Bortolussi, Kristen Cowan, Tim Johnson, K. Allore, Lillian Duffy, board member with the PECMHF
Front row: Briar Boyce, communications co-ordinator for the PECMH Hospital Foundation, Christine Henden, Tracy Powers-Reid

For more information on the County Marathon visit www.thecountymarathon.ca or contact Tracy Powers at pecmarathon@gmail.com