Battling the rain
5K for Relay raises $300 for Access Healthcare Centre’s Relay for Life team
Access Health Care Services’ fought through the rain to host the sixth annual ‘5K for Relay’ event.
This year saw 31 runners and walkers register for the fundraiser at the Pembroke Waterfront Park amphitheatre gazebo on May 6.
Along with local registrants, the event attracted many from far and wide including two participants from Pickering, two from Carlton Place, one from Cobden and one from Round Lake.
The cold and rainy weather did not discourage the determined participants from engaging in the five-kilometre event in which they walked, ran or strolled along.
Through the registration fees, the fundraiser raised $300 of which 100 per cent will be going directly to the Access team’s fundraising efforts for the Petawawa Relay for Life in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
“It was our coldest, wettest and windiest yet,” said Tammy Hehn, director of client services with Access Healthcare Services. “There was flooded areas and limited access to the path. Our participants were enthusiastic, persistent and committed to supporting the fight against cancer. There was also time to play, run and have fun in the puddles. It was a very successful day.”
The event is just one of several that the team holds in the leadup to the Petawawa Relay For Life event, scheduled this year for June 9, 2017.
Access Healthcare Services' sixth annual 5K for Relay raised $300 on May 6. Participants battled the rainy weather in support of the charitable cause that day. Helping with the even were (from left) Tammy Schwantz, Cheryl Teeter, Joey Allen and Wayne Soulier.