Tag: neonatal intensive care

Mothers Day Run

Well I’m headed to Calgary this weekend, just as soon as I finish this post so I’m trying to hurry, to run in the 2013 Sport check Mother’s Day Run & Walk (just 10k again).  I’ve been wanting to do this run for a few years now since my high-school BFF, Megan decided to start doing it to support 2 great causes.  Megan’s son, my fav little guy, was born 6 weeks early and was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for what felt like ever, they do amazing work there, so any chance Megan is given to give back to support them she does.  And if that means that running 10k helps, then I’ll do it too.

check out the causes here:

Calgary Health Trust
Neonatal Intensive Care Units

This year, the funds from the Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run & Walk will purchase equipment that is an essential part of the evaluation and delivery of care; from EEGECGultrasound machines, which help in the monitoring of key vital signs, to customized neonatal beds andlights to help in development and overall health of the smallest patients.

Learn more at www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca

Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation

This year, money raised at the Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run & Walk will help purchase two critical pieces of equipment together worth $102,000:

  1. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  2. Non-Mydriatic Fundus Camera


Learn more at www.stollerykids.com


I have also convinced my mom to take part in the 5km walk, so she will be walking with Megan and her family.  I am hoping to do my 10k in under 58 mins 12 sec as that is my best timed 1ok race to date, but I’m still struggling with a cold that has made it hard to breath for almost 2 weeks.  I coughed throughout my entire ball hockey game last night and then woke up several times in a coughing fit.  ANNOYING!   It’s put a damper on my running goal for the month so far but I am going to get to 115km.  If I have to run everyday for the last 3 weeks I will.  Will post about the run Monday am so check back then for my results!