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New Tec Memorial 5K Run presents proceeds to SMH: $15K

August 23, 2019   ·   0 Comments

By Wendy Gabrek

On Thursday, August 15, This Run’s For You – a local organization that hosts charity fundraisers for not-for-profit associations – presented a cheque for $15,368 to the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF).

The funds, raised during the second annual New Tecumseth Memorial 5 KM Run/Walk, will be used to help support the hospital towards the purchase of critical equipment needs, including vital signs monitors, infusion pumps and patient beds.

“We had another successful event and I couldn’t be more proud,” says Kara Harris, Race Director. “I look forward to continuing to grow the event and making it more family friendly. Ultimately we want community members of all ages to feel like they can participate in this fun event for a great cause.”

Harris also told The Times that This Run’s For You has donated just over $40,000 to the local hospital to date.

“We support the local hospital because by giving back to the Foundation it’s not only an investment for the hospital, but an investment for everyone in our growing community,” said Harris. “It’s literally the gift that keeps on giving.”

The next run has already been scheduled for September 27, 2020, and will feature a new component – a children’s course.

“The dedication and commitment from this team of volunteers does not go unnoticed,” said Tanya Wall, Executive Director, SMHF. “We are truly grateful to [This Run’s For You] for bringing a new fundraising event to our community that will continue to grow and benefit our hospital. Through the support of volunteers, donors, sponsors, and community groups much needed funds were raised for Stevenson.”

This Run’s For You is a local volunteer based organization that has donated $58,000 to local charities and families in need. 

For more information contact Kara Harris at 705 440-6077 or by email at


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