County Marathon runs in support for PECMHF despite having no race

RAISING NOT RUNNING Pictured in front of PECM Hospital from left: Mark Henry on behalf of the County Marathon race committee and Briar Boyce, senior development officer of the PECMH Foundation. The County Marathon despite not actually running raised $2,500 for the PECMHF. (Photo by Gillian Taylor)

 

DESIRÉE DECOSTE

STAFF WRITER

Even though there was no County Marathon race this year, community support still came running in.

Mark Henry, on behalf of the County Marathon Race Committee presented Briar Boyce of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation (PECMHF) with $2,500 on Wednesday. Part of the funds were collected from participants who donated in anticipation of there being a race in 2020.

“Donations like this from the County Marathon ensures we can provide the 40,000 patients seen at PECMH each year with the best care possible,” expressed Boyce, senior development officer of the PECMHF. “The runners and marathon race committee have demonstrated their commitment to keeping our hospital well equipped for everyone who lives in or visits our community.”

“The County Marathon is a great community event supported by many volunteers, businesses and the municipality,” said Henry. “It is wonderful we can continue to give back to the community in a year when the race did not run due to COVID-19 by supporting our local hospital,”

The County Marathon Committee looks forward to hosting a race on October 3, 2021 should the pandemic be behind us by next fall.

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization whose mission is to raise money to advance health care for the patients of the hospital and the people of Prince Edward County.

For more information on the County Marathon please visit http://thecountymarathon.ca/

For more information or to donate to the PECMHF please visit https://pecmhf.ca/