The Checkup Fall Newsletter 2018

THE CHECKUP www.northernlightshealthfoundation.ca/donate FALL 2018 INAUGURAL HOSPITAL BED RACE RAISES $51,000! 1 2 TEAMS AND 60 PARTICIPANTS were a part of the excitement at the Northern Lights Health Foundations Inaugural Hospital Bed Races, presented by Raymond James on September 29 th at MacDonald Island Park. The weather, although challenging, did not stop the enthusiasm of the participants! The teams pushed their way through snow, sleet and winds and all crossed the finish lines with expressions of laughter and joy.The teams were an irrepressible mix of creative team names, wacky costumes, showing true grit and speed! They paraded into the race grounds to the cheers of adoring fans that were waving signs and colorful flags of support for their favorite teams. Races were run in 50-meter sprint heats with the top four teams from the two qualifying rounds racing head to head to make it to the finals. The competition was friendly and fun, but it was still a competition that had teams determined to take home the coveted Golden Bedpan Trophy. The trophy will be residing at the Finning offices for the next year as the Finning Flyers finished strong, squeezing out the Roughrider Racers. There was no need to worry if your team wasn’t the fastest; as there were prizes for Team Spirit, Most Funds Raised by a Team, and Most Funds Raised by an Individual. The BIGGEST winner of all was the community as these participants all came together and raised $51,000 for local healthcare! What amazing community involvement and effort was made by the participants; each and every one of them is responsible for the success of this event. Much thanks and gratitude goes out to the 26 cash and gift in kind sponsors that supported this debut event; many who have indicated they will be back next year. Our special thanks to the 30 volunteers that kept the event rolling and on schedule. Speaking of next year, if you missed the opportunity to participate this year, start planning for the next race. Word on the street is the inaugural racers will be back and they have already started conspiring plans to take the Golden Bedpan trophy! CONGRATULATIONS to all involved! Check out all of the great action HERE