Headwaters Health Care Foundation (HHCF) is calling on the community to get active this month as part of a fundraiser for the local hospital.
The virtual Walk, Run, or Ride event is a fundraiser organized by the HHCF that hopes to raise urgent funds for critically needed equipment at the hospital while also giving community members the chance to explore our region.
“The government does not provide funding for hospital equipment [outside of large-scale capital buildings] so it is up to us to fund these equipment needs and provide excellent health care close to home,” explained Kendra Goss, coordinator of community engagement, in a press release for the event.
A number of municipalities in Dufferin County are taking part in the challenge, including Amaranth, Grand Valley, Mono, Orangeville, and Shelburne. Residents are able to join their municipal team to help raise funds.
“This September, I would like to challenge the residents of Orangeville to join me in this year’s Virtual Walk, Run, Ride for Headwaters. Let’s work together to reach our fundraising goal in support of our hospital and front line workers,” said Mayor Sandy Brown.
“The Staff and Council of the Township of Amaranth are thrilled to be supporting the virtual Walk, Ride, Run for Headwaters. We are encouraging all community members to get outside to make a difference for our local Hospital. Join Team Amaranth today and start raising funds to assist in the purchase of new or replacement equipment at Headwaters Health Care Centre,” said Amaranth Mayor Bob Currie.
“I am delighted to see local municipalities participate in Walk, Ride, Run for Headwaters. As Captain of Team Mono, I encourage everyone to get involved to reach and exceed the fundraising goal. Let’s show support for our healthcare workers and local hospital,” said Mono Mayor John Creelman.
There is no registration fee, and no fundraising minimums to take part in the Walk, Run, Ride initiative.
Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Shelburne Free Press