September 19th will mark the fifth annual Strides for the General fundraising run/walk at Bayfront Park. To celebrate the milestone four patient ambassadors with remarkable stories about the care they received at the General will participate.
- Riley Dunda from Grimsby, a featured ambassador last year, suffered a stroke just before his 19thbirthday. He underwent a specialized clot removal procedure which saved his life. Since the surgery the former Hamilton Red Wing has made incredible progress in regaining strength and co-ordination.
Samantha Pickering from Milton suffered a life-threatening car crash at age 23. She spent 12 days in a medically-induced coma while recovering from her injuries.
Dave Knox, a Brantford resident was badly injured when a pipe burst in his workplace, throwing Dave 37 feet across the room . Dave spent 12w days in the General’s trauma unit and he continues to recover at home.
Rick Bryce from Dundas suffered a near-fatal heart attack. As part of his recovery goal and as a way of showing his gratitude to the General, Rick participated in the 2012 5k walk and became the top fundraiser.
This year’s fundraising target is $150,000. The event features a 5k walk as well as timed 5k and 10k runs, complimentary lunch from Montana’s and live music.
- Registration includes:
- Technical running shirt
- Lunch and live musical entertainment
- Chip timing (for registered runners)
- Prizes for top fundraisers and finishers*
To register visit: www.hamiltonhealth.ca/strides.