Dr. John Wheeldon (left) stands with a pair of local sisters

Dr. John Wheeldon (left) stands with a pair of local sisters

Event backs health care

The Lumby and District Health Services Society invites families out Sept. 20 for their inaugural walk, roll and run

The Lumby and District Health Services Society invites families out Sept. 20 for their inaugural walk, roll and run event as they help raise money for the Lumby Health Centre’s new CR reader X-ray workstation.

“It’s very important for our rural community – Lumby and its surrounding area – to come out in order to keep services like this in our community,” said fundraising chairman for LDHSS Pat Pointer. “It is a big need for the community and we need people to get involved.”

The Prescription for Health event begins at the Lumby oval at 9:30 a.m., check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., and carries on though the salmon trails in town. There will be three distances set up – one, three and eight-kilometre tracks.

Families and people of all ages are encouraged to attend. Pointer hopes to see babies in strollers as well as seniors taking part in the walk.

Delores Pearson of the walkathon committee and Saddle Mountain Place in Lumby will be partaking in the walk.

“I will be out there and I’m bringing a bunch of people out from the complex. We are going to be on walkers and scooters, but we will be out there,” said Pearson.

There will be entertainment, door prizes, snacks and water given away on the day. T-shirts are awarded to anybody who raises over $20. Pledge forms are available at lumbyhealthcentre.org, or can be picked up at the Lumby Health Unit.