The 13th annual Rankin Cancer Care Run is just around the corner, and registration is now open for Niagara College’s team.
The annual run/walk – which is entirely run by unpaid volunteers – donates 100% of all of the funds raise to cancer support in the Niagara region.
Niagara College has been a strong supporter of the run and each year, puts a team together to participate.
This year’s run will be held on May 26 (beginning at 10 a.m.), kicking off from Niagara Street in St. Catharines, at Parnell. Participants can opt for a 1-km or 5-km route that takes place in the Port Weller area of St. Catharines.
NC will have a tent on site as a gathering place. Free food will be provided after the run along with entertainment and activities Many schools and clubs bring tents and banners for their teams.
Those interested in joining NC’s team are asked to register by May 1 to ensure they are part of the College’s t-shirt order. Fees are $20 for adults and $10 for students (includes a free t-shirt). Family, friends, and leashed dogs are welcome. Wheelchairs and strollers are permitted.
To register, please visit the College’s Rankin Run Team website here.
Those who are unable to run or walk on May 26 may still get involved by sponsoring the NC team. To donate, visit the team’s website here, and click the ‘Sponsor Us’ tab for details.
For more information please contact the College’s Rankin Cancer Run liaison Shelley Panetta at SPanetta@niagaracollege.ca
Supporting cancer care in Niagara
During the past 12 years, the Rankin Cancer Run has raised more than $7.5 million to support those with cancer in Niagara. Last year, Niagara College was among more than 265 teams participating in the fundraiser – 56 schools – which raised $1 million for the Niagara community:
- $500,000 to Walker Family Cancer Centre;
- $200,000 to Wellspring Niagara;
- $80,000 to Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital;
- $50,000 to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby;
- $50,000 to Greater Niagara General Hospital in Niagara Falls;
- $40,000 to Welland General Hospital;
- $40,000 to Port Colborne Hospital; and
- $40,000 to Douglas Memorial Hospital in Fort Erie.
Visit the Rankin Cancer Run website at rankincancerrun.com.