Archived posts for 2010 June:

Robyn Murphy achieves her fund-raising goal for the Safeway Father’s Day Walk/Run 2010

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To everyone that sponsored Robyn Murphy who ran the Safeway Father’s Day Walk/Run 2010 this weekend in Victoria Park, PEI; you will be pleased to hear that she raised a grand total of $1065!  Wow!

According to Robyn, “I don’t have an official time to give you (let’s just say over 25 minutes and under 35 minutes!). Instead I’m going with my title of first female adult to finish the race and 5th overall. 2 kids and 2 guys beat me! That 8 year old girl had me beat at the start line…. especially when the cold gusts off the Charlottetown harbour took my breath away for a good part of the run and the heat on Brighton Rd made me sweat up a storm!  My hill training in Halifax really didn’t help much!  haha.”

Prostate cancer is the number one cancer threat to Canadian men. The threat of Prostate Cancer for men is far greater than is commonly known – 1 in 6 men are diagnosed, and this is expected to rise to 1 in 4 within a decade.

It is not too late to support this important cause. If you would like more information about Safeway Father’s Day Walk/Run 2010, please click on the link below:

Thanks again for your support.

Dr. Katherine Harman receives Female Athlete of the Year Award for Rowing at the RICOH Provincial Sport Awards

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Who says fifty isn’t fabulous?!?

Katherine Harman learned to row 10 years ago, and has been a member of Halifax Rowing Club ever since. Shortly before turning 50, Katherine was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy in January of 2009. Just weeks after her surgery, Katherine returned to indoor rowing training to assist with her physical and emotional recovery. Her 2009 racing season culminated at the 127th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta held in St. Catharine’s, Ontario where she came in first in the Women’s Masters Single event (Age 50-55). What is remarkable about her performance is that not only did she win her event, she was the fastest woman single sculler of any age category on the water that day.

Katherine was honoured with the Female Athlete of the Year Award for Rowing at the RICOH Provincial Sport Awards Ceremony on June 5, 2010. We applaud Katherine’s courage and tenacity both on and off the water.

Dr. George Turnbull honoured for his work with Parkinson’s patients

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Dr. George Turnbull is a true Parkinson’s Pioneer. On May 20th, the Parkinson Society had its Annual Fundraising gala which this year honoured and celebrated the impact of Dr. Turnbull’s work. For over 25 years, George has worked tirelessly to ease the burden of Maritimers living with this disease.

All proceeds from this event have gone toward supporting the Parkinson Society Maritime Region and the sustainability and growth of the Maritime Parkinson Physiotherapy clinic. To read more about Dr. Turnbull, his life and Parkinson’s disease, click here.