The Charity Road Race played out in a much different way this year; it was conducted as a virtual run, which means that the participants ran on their own or with a few friends while appropriately social distancing. The race took place from August 15 to 31 with participants posting their times and pictures of their run on social media.
“We were not sure what to expect this year, given the environment we are living in with Covid-19. However, the Charity Road Race was very successful," said Ross Fisher, Executive Director of The Health Foundation.
In large part the Road Race was successful because Geoff Propp, General Manager of Harvest Meats, promoted the run and sponsored Harvest Meats staff to participate.
Geoff Propp (photo) was the top fundraiser for the event, collecting $17,500 in pledges.
“It is a privilege to fundraise on behalf of The Health Foundation,” Mr. Propp said. “The Road Race has been near and dear to Harvest Meats and to myself from the time we began participating. I continue to enjoy connecting with our partners to support this event and help the Health Foundation equip our regional hospital with all the great tools and technology they need to help keep our staff, and our community healthy and happy. The community truly benefits from events like these and we are happy to be a part of making Yorkton a better place to live and raise a family.”
“We are very fortunate to have the strong support from Legacy Co-op and Harvest Meats, especially in a very difficult year," Mr. Fisher noted. "While this is a difficult year, there is still equipment that needs to be purchased for the hospital to maintain the services we have here. The continuing support of these businesses help us to do that.”
This year the funds raised will assist the purchase of a new surgical equipment for the operating rooms of the hospital.