On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! Race Helps Raise $52,000 for the Canadian Diabetes Association
The North West Company would like to congratulate the more than 650 participants who laced up their sneakers and hit the ground running for the second annual Run for Diabetes at the Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg.
In addition to the 10k run, 3k Family Walk and Kids Fun Run, new to the event this year was The North West Company Half Marathon. Organizers say approximately 240 people signed up for The North West Company Half Marathon which offered participants a fun and challenging way to raise funds and get active over the Labour Day long weekend.
In addition to sponsoring the Half Marathon, The North West Company provided hand carved sculptures for the winners of the North West Half - top male and top female, as well as healthy snacks and drinks for all the participants and spectators.
Our Giant Tiger division also provided volunteers, face painting and the Giant Tiger mascot was on-site to entertain the kids.
In total over $52,000 was raised for diabetes research, education and advocacy. It’s estimated more than nine million Canadians live with diabetes or pre-diabetes.