Hubs of hope gears up for second edition
!e United Counties of Prescott-Russell and the Canadian Cancer Society’s local community o"ce, representing the coun- ties of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Prescott-Russell, is gearing up for its se- cond edition of Hubs of Hope , a cycling/ walking/running event on the Prescott- Russell Recreational Trail. !e event will take place on Saturday, September 26. During this event, partici- pants can cycle, walk or run up to 50 kilo- meters. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $100 each or $300 per family. !e event will bene"t the Society’s trans- portation programme for cancer patients called Wheels of Hope . Participants can leave fromany pavilion (Hammond, Bourget, and Vankleek Hill) or simply from home. !e meeting point will be the Plantagenet Pavilion at noon. “Cancer touches everyone, directly and
indirectly and it’s fundamental to create awa- reness everywhere. We want to keep putting on events that are enjoyable and di#erent, to gather families, friends, the communities, in an e#ort to reach as many people as we can, younger and older. Hubs of Hope is for all to join for a fun day and we’re very excited about our second edition,” said Sylvie Gué- nette, Community Fundraising Specialist. “We’re very honoured to take part in this event with the Canadian Cancer Society.!e Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail is one of our proudest touristic features in the region. !e trail is built on a converted railway, has a soft landscape, mainly made from stone dust, is easily accessible to all cyclists and displays an easy level of di$culty”, explained Louise Bissonnette, Project O$cer with the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. “We couldn’t be happier to support and work in collaboration with the Canadian Cancer Society again this year and its important cause.” Patients registered with the Society’s transportation service are picked up and taken to their appointment by a volunteer driver. !is is a shared-ride program that not only provides transportation but also o#ers a friendly, supportive environment along the way. In 2014, volunteers provided transpor- tation services to 390 local cancer patients living in S.D.G. & Prescott-Russell, providing 5,990 free client/escort trips, driving 346,821 kilometers. !e service also provided 28 children and their families with transpor- tation and pediatric assistance. More information is available at www. cancer.ca∕hubsofhope.
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