The 20th Anniversary of the Meaford Harbour 5K Run/Walk was a resounding success, raising $65,000. Surpassing its $50,000 goal.
The number of participants was 531 which is an unbelievable increase over last year's record of 392. Numbers were up with the help of the 101 members of the returning Harding Family team.
Organizers paid special tribute to some of the top pledge earners for the event including Top Pledge Earner Scott Moore raising a record $10,101, Donna Pickard - $4,510, Barbara Little - $870, Kevin Knight - $835, Catherine Walsh - $640.
The Meaford Hospital Foundation was established to raise, receive, and manage money for the purpose of purchasing capital equipment and building improvements at the Meaford Hospital . This funding role is critical to the hospital's viability since the government provides few funds for capital purchases. Funds are derived from a variety of sources including gifts from individuals, clubs, associations and businesses; bequests; memorials; mail campaign and investment interest.
Through the generosity of caring donors, the Meaford Hospital Foundation raises and manages funds for new and replacement medical equipment at the Meaford Hospital. The Foundation strives to provide better health care for patients and subsequently state of the art tools for the staff.