Sole Sisters annual walk delivers $10,000 for local cancer patients and research

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Sheila Coutts (Left) of the Sole Sisters Charity Walk and Run for Cancer Research presents a cheque to Jessica Roback, Community Engagement Specialist, of the Perth and Area Community Office of the Canadian Cancer Society. Funds raised will go to research and for the local Wheels of Hope transportation program.
Posted on: June 26, 2017

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On Friday, June 16, 2017 Sheila Coutts of the Sole Sisters Annual Walk and Run for Cancer Research presented by Discover Smiths Falls made two special deliveries in the town of Perth.

Coutts delivered two cheques, each for $5,000 to the Perth Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation (GWMHF) and to the Perth office of the Canadian Cancer Society.

The funds come from the efforts of the hundreds of runners and walkers who took part in the organization’s annual run last October.

Margot Halam, executive director of The Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation said, “The money donated today for the Medical Day Unit from the 2016 Sole Sister walk is so greatly appreciated. Our entire community benefits from having this service in our area and this gift will only enhance the program for those who need it.”   

Jessica Roback, community engagement specialist, Perth and area community office said, “On behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society, We are very grateful to the Sole Sisters annual walk/run for donating much needed research dollars. We could not do our work without great partnerships like this one. Thank you.”

The money donated to the Cancer Society will go to research.

Planning is now underway by Coutts and her Sole Sister co-founder France Murdoch for the next Sole Sisters Charity Walk and Run for Cancer Research to be held in October.

Attached photos:

Sole Sisters Presentation 01: Sheila Coutts (Left) of the Sole Sisters Charity Walk and Run for Cancer Research presents a cheque to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director Margot Halam (Right) and  Michelle Wells a nurse in the Chemotherapy Unit at the Perth site of the hospital. The $5,000 donation will help the unit continue to treat patients locally.

Sole Sisters Presentation 02: Sheila Coutts (Left) of the Sole Sisters Charity Walk and Run for Cancer Research presents a cheque to Jessica Roback, Community Engagement Specialist, of the Perth and Area Community Office of the Canadian Cancer Society. Funds raised will go to research and for the local Wheels of Hope transportation program.