Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation

Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation

June 15, 2005 11:30 ET

Grateful patients among participants in this weekend's Walk/Run

Mount Sinai Hospital Walk/Run for The Best Medicine 2005 Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Media Editor, Photo Editor TORONTO/ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 15, 2005) - Olivia Chow has recovered from a recent battle with thyroid cancer, thanks to the care she received at Mount Sinai Hospital. Now, to give back to the Hospital and healthcare team that cared for her, Olivia is taking part in the Walk/Run for The Best Medicine on June 19.

"During my treatment, the staff at Mount Sinai were outstanding and made me feel like a part of their family. I am proud to be supporting the Hospital in their Walk/Run to help them continue their great work," said Chow.

Families throughout the GTA are invited to participate and show their support for healthcare and healthcare workers at one of the nation's most groundbreaking hospitals.

More than 3,000 people of all ages and fitness levels are expected to take part in this family-focused event featuring a one-kilometre and five-kilometre walk, a five-kilometre and 10-kilometre run and a special Team Challenge. With registration to date well ahead of last year's, we are on track to surpass the 2004 total of $154,000. All money raised will support Mount Sinai Hospital.

To make this event unique, this year participants are invited to choose which area of the Hospital they donate their pledges to; either a program they care personally about, or toward the Hospital's $400-million The Best Medicine fundraising campaign.

Date: Sunday, June 19, 2005
Registration: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Race Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Queen's Park, Toronto
What: A 1K and 5K walk, 5K and 10K run and
Team Challenge

Following the event, families will meet in the Scotiabank Kids Tent from 10 a.m. to noon for face painting, T-shirt decorating and a performance from popular children's entertainer Kayla, from Treehouse TV.

An awards presentation, emceed by Dr. Marla Shapiro, host of CTV's Balance: Television for Living Well, will take place at 10:30 a.m. The five-kilometer and 10-Kilometer runs will be ChampionChip® timed and certified by the Ontario Track and Field Association.

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Contact Information

  • Rob McCartney, Manager, Media Relations, Mount Sinai Hospital
    Primary Phone: 416-586-3161
    E-mail: rmccartney@mtsinai.on.ca