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PRH Foundation announces 3rd Annual Heroes Run for Healthcare!

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The Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation (PRHF) has announced the return of their annual fundraising event, Heroes Run for the Healthcare, presented by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. The 3rd annual event will take place on Saturday, May 11th in beautiful downtown Pembroke.   

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“This 2km hero theme and 5km community run event brings our community together for a common goal each spring, to support local healthcare,” said Scott Coombes, planning committee chairman.  

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Roger Martin, PRHF executive director, said this year’s event will support the Pembroke Regional Hospital’s highest priority equipment needs and keep state-of-the-art healthcare, right here, close to home.   

“This event celebrates our local heroes, whether that be your neighbour, your mother, local firefighter or a frontline healthcare individual. We want to celebrate all the heroes who make our community such a great place to live,” said Leigh Costello, PRHF community fundraising specialist. 

The 2km hero-themed kids’ run, sponsored by Mike’s Hardware – Doors & So Much More, will include many treats, superhero “meet and greets” and even their very own superhero cape. Registration for kids 12 and under is $10 and their guardians can accompany them on the run free of charge. 

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Grab your superhero costume and embrace your superpowers, all while making a difference for local healthcare. Meet many of your favourite superheroes during our 2km themed family run. You will receive a bag at the start line to collect treats from superheroes along the route. When you complete your 2k mission you will receive a superhero cape,” said Kids’ Run organizer Tammy Blackmore. 

Event participants will be encouraged to fundraise and raise pledges in support of the Pembroke Regional Hospital. There will be a prize valued at $500 awarded to the top fundraiser as well as a draw for all participants who fundraise over $100 for 2024 Ottawa Bluesfest passes. 

Registration for this event is now open! Pricing is $30/person for the 5km timed run and $10/child for the 2km hero-themed fun run. A special group rate for schools, youth organizations, corporate groups and sports teams of $150 is available for the 5K run. To register your group, please contact Leigh Costello at [email protected] or 613-732-2811 extension 7408. To register online, please visit or visit the Foundation’s website at . 

Donations to the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation are welcome at any time and can be made by contacting the Foundation Office at (613) 732-2811, extension 7408 or by visiting 

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