Newmarket ON – March 13, 2020 – Southlake Foundation has been closely monitoring the developments related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in collaboration with their colleagues at Southlake Regional Health Centre (Southlake), and out of an abundance of caution has made the decision to postpone the annual Nature’s Emporium Run for Southlake on April 26, 2020.
We know that this is an event that many people across our communities look forward to, and that this news will come as a disappointment. We are incredibly grateful for the support we have received so far from our communities, staff, volunteers and sponsors who have already signed up and are actively fundraising in support of our hospital.
Southlake, in consulting with the hospital Infection Prevention and Control team and York Region Public Health, is taking proactive and preventative measures to help protect our patients, staff, health care providers and the communities we serve.
Southlake Foundation appreciates the support of its partners in this decision, and will continue to monitor the situation and share the new date for the Run for Southlake once confirmed. Those who have already registered for the event have been notified directly, and the Foundation is committed to providing participants with ongoing updates.
With the safety of our participants and communities in mind, we believe this is the right thing to do for everyone’s health and safety and appreciate your understanding.
As the Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, expected to raise more than $400,000, this decision will have a significant impact on the Foundation’s ability to support the critical needs of the hospital. The continued support of our communities is deeply appreciated as we ensure that the hospital clinical teams are equipped with the tools required to provide the leading edge care that patients depend on.
As always, thank you for your ongoing support of Southlake Foundation.
About Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation
Since the inception of Southlake Foundation in 1980, more than $160 million dollars has been raised in support of Southlake Regional Health Centre. Working with members of the community, hundreds of volunteers, the Southlake Family and our incredible donors, Southlake Foundation will continue to support life-saving medical equipment, infrastructure upgrades and expansions, patient programs and staff education, all for the goal of providing leading edge care for patients and families, close to home. For more information visit: www.southlakefoundation.ca
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