New Ambassadors for Magog Marathon
For this third year of collaboration between the Marathon de Magog and the Memphremagog Hospital Foundation, the runners registered for the marathon can use a web ‘ap’ to raise money for the Foundation. The fundraising can even be done by a team, and three local enterprises and two elected officials are the ambassadors of this new method.
“The people of all the communities in the MRC benefit from the care and services of the hospital,” commented Ayer’s Cliff mayor Alec van Zuiden. “Young people, old people, Francophones, Anglophones, on bikes or on horses, the hospital and the foundation are there for everyone. This is why I accepted to be a kind of ambassador of the Foundation for the Marathon to the English community of the MRC. I invite the other municipalities to make teams and take part in the marathon,” he added.
“The importance of physical activity to maintain good health goes without question,” said Stephane Begin of Conceptromec. “An employee in good physical condition is more productive, they are sick less often, and they are more involved in the enterprise. “For my part, participating in the 5 km will be a personal challenge,” said Dany Langlois of Location Langlois. “With a family and a business, one of the first things that we put aside is a little time to stay in shape,” commented Mr. Langlois.
“The Marathon de Magog will take place in our city so it is natural that I would form the Magog team,” said Magog’s mayor, Vicky May Hamm. “Sooner or later, everyone among us or someone we know will need the services of the CSSSM.”
Seen at yesterday’s presentation by the Memphremagog Hospital Foundation of the new web based application that will help it raise money for the October 26th Magog Marathon, now available in English, were: Charles Métivier;
Patrick Mahoney, the Marathon organizer and president of FluidApps which developed the web system; Alec van Zuiden, mayor of Ayer’s Cliff and English spokesperson; Foundation’s Pascale Gingras; Pier-Luc Gendreau of FluidApps; Magog Mayor, Marathon volunteer and participant in the 5km, Vicky May Hamm; one of the business ambassadors, Dany Langlois of
Location Langlois; Jacques Demers, prefect of MRC; and Conceptromec’s
Stéphane Bégin, another ambassador.