Next Saturday, Hope community members are being encouraged to slip on their running shoes in an effort to buy the local hospital a stretcher bed and a Nasoparyngoscope.
The Fraser Canyon Hospital is in need of $39,000 in equipment for its emergency department. This includes an addition of one stretcher bed and one Nasoparyngoscope – a scope which is inserted through the nose or mouth to examine the upper part of the throat called the nasopharynx. Participants of the 5 km run are encouraged to gather pledges to make these medical additions possible.
The Run for Hope is happening Saturday, Sept. 19 with heats taking place at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Those who can’t take part locally can also run wherever they are at, as there is a virtual option to take part.
The course is a 5 km route along the Coquihalla River from the hospital into Thacker Park and back. The event is organized by the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, who fundraise for equipment and programs from Abbotsford to Hope.
Registration is at fvhcf.ca/runforhope.
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