Run for Mom another success this year

Run for Mom another success this year Run for Mom held its 18th annual event this past Sunday, May 9. The organization had another successful year with more than $23,000 donated at the event. When this is added to the sponsorship dollars, more than $46,0

Run for Mom held its 18th annual event this past Sunday, May 9. The organization had another successful year with more than $23,000 donated at the event. When this is added to the sponsorship dollars, more than $46,000 has been raised this past year.

Run for Mom has raised more than $1.1 million to support breast health for Yukoners. All money raised stays in the Yukon. In the past funds raised have helped purchase a digital mammography unit at the Whitehorse General Hospital, supported breast health publications and the Paddlers Abreast canoe team.

It is estimated 1,200 individuals turned out for the 4.2 km walk/run around the Millennium Trail. Many multi-generational families turned out, with grandparents, parents and grandchildren completing the event together. Entertainment was provided by the Fiddleheads.

Run for Mom would like to thank the generous sponsors and volunteers and all Yukoners that turned out for the event. A special thank you goes out to Atlin, B.C., Carmacks and Haines Junction for hosting events in their communities. Elijah Smith Elementary and Christ the King Elementary schools also hosted events last week.

Val Pike

Run for Mom organizing committee

Just Posted

No vacancy: Whitehorse family spends five months seeking housing

‘I didn’t think it would be this hard’

Bedbug situation in Whitehorse building becoming intolerable, resident says

Gabriel Smarch said he’s been dealing with bedbugs since he moved into his apartment 15 years ago

Yukon government transfers responsibility for Native Language Centre to CYFN

‘At the end of the day the importance is that First Nations have control of the language’

New operator applies for licence at shuttered Whitehorse daycare

Application has listed a proposed program start date of Feb. 1.

The week in Yukon mining

Goldcorp re-submits Coffee plans, Mount Nansen sale looms, Kudz Ze Kayah comments open

Ice, ice, baby: scaling a frozen Yukon waterfall

‘There’s a really transformative affect with adventure’

Yukon history is picture post card perfect

The most interesting gift I received at Christmas this year was the… Continue reading

Contentious Whitehorse quarry proposal raises city hackles

‘We’ve had concerns from the get-go on this one’

Whitehorse time machine

Yukon’s capital added 10,000 people over the last three decades, no YESAB application needed

How to make sure your car starts in the cold

It’s about more than just making sure your plug works

Whitehorse fuel delivery company fined $1,100 for Rancheria crash

The Crown stayed two other charges against the company related to the Aug. 7, 2017, crash

Most Read