Fundraiser Event For Grand River Hospital Foundation Raises Over $4,500

What started as just Rich Peers himself walking for the duration of the 24 hour period, in his third year he decided to make it a group effort. Owner of the Job Runner Courier company, Rich felt that he had topped out his fundraising values and though he had raised $2,400 over his past two years, he wanted to exceed this value in support of the Grand River Hospital Cancer Center, the facility that had cared for his father in his final days dealing with pancreatic cancer.

Tapping into friends and local running group "The Running Rarebits," Rich, an active ultra-runner (somebody who runs races in excess of 50 km at a time) found several other individuals who would be a part of the 24 hour walk. Runners and walkers from this group came out and supported Rich as he walked a 5.8 km stretch of Huron Road in Kitchener starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning and finishing at 6 a.m. on Sunday.

In the middle of the entire event, in the early hours of the morning, the Rarebits held a special "Back In Time" event where they raced across the end of daylight savings. These runners "traveled back in time" by starting their run at 1:45 a.m. in the morning and finishing at 1:15 a.m., after the "fall back" in time had happened.

Raising a total of $4,538.75 for the Grand River Hospital Foundation, Rich considers this year an overwhelming success and has already planned to do it again in 2019. In total, Mr Peers and the Running Rarebits logged over 1080 kms in the 25 hour walk period.

Sky Machine Creative proudly supports community and offered consultation services and marketing support to Job Runner Courier's 24 Hour Walk in support of the Grand River Hospital Foundation.

I appreciate it so much! You helped make this a success and I am so grateful! TIL 2019. - Rich Peers