Rankin Cancer Run contributes $650,000 to Cancer Care at Niagara Health

In its 14 years, the event has raised more than $9.5 million, which all stays in Niagara.

News from Niagara Health (formerly known as the Niagara Health System)

Posted December 27th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario On May 25, 2019, more than 14,000 people participated in the 14th Annual Rankin Cancer Run, raising more than $1 million for cancer care in Niagara. This inspiring community event fundraises for our local cancer support organizations, including the Walker Family Cancer Centre.

From let to right, Janice Giesbrecht (Chief of Oncology at Niagara Health, Louise Rivett (Rankin Cancer Run Volunteer Committee Member), Roger Ali (Niagara Health Foundation President & CEO) and Chris Green (Niagara Health Foundation).

In its 14 years, the event has raised more than $9.5 million, which all stays in Niagara. This year Rankin Cancer Run has donated $650,000 to Niagara Health Foundation bringing the event’s total contributions to over $6 million.

“The funds raised at the Rankin Cancer Run are integral to the work being done here at Niagara Health,” said Roger Ali, President & CEO of Niagara Health Foundation. “We applaud Mary Ann Edwards and her team for their tremendous heart and dedication for our community that makes the Rankin Run a success year after year.”

Roger Ali, President & CEO of Niagara Health Foundation and Dr. Janice Giesbrecht, Chief of Oncology at Niagara Health were honoured to accept this year’s donation. This year’s funds will be distributed amongst the Walker Family Cancer Centre, Welland Hospital Site, Greater Niagara General Site, Douglas Memorial Site and Port Colborne Site.

The incredible generosity of the Niagara community and the Rankin Run, allow us to deliver quality cancer care close to home in Niagara,” said Dr. Giesbrecht. “We continue to develop precision radiation treatment to support cancer patients at all of the Niagara sites using these funds.”

Niagara Health Foundation and Niagara Health would like to thank the Rankin Cancer Run organizing committee, volunteers, sponsors, participants and everyone who contributed to the incredible success of this year’s event.

About Niagara Health Foundation – Niagara Health Foundation raises funds to support Niagara Health for the advancement of health care in Niagara. Supporting Niagara Health in its mission, Niagara Health Foundation raises funds for priority equipment needs, redevelopment projects and patient programs at Niagara Health’s five sites, located in Welland, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Port Colborne, and Fort Erie.

For more information,  visit  www.niagarahealthfoundation.com<http://www.niagarahealthfoundation.com>

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