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Health Foundation Launches Inaugural

Hospital Bed Races


Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Northern Lights Health Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the first ever Hospital Bed Races presented by Raymond James. This fundraiser will be held on September 29th at MacDonald Island Park alongside the Fire Prevention Week Community Kickoff event.


The fun competition will pit teams of five people (four runners and one rider or “bedbug”) in head-to-head sprint races. The competitors will be raising funds for the Northern Lights Health Foundation, with each team having a goal of raising $2,500 and vying to win the Inaugural Golden Bedpan Trophy .


“This is a tremendous opportunity for people to have fun, build team-spirit, and raise funds for local healthcare” states Health Foundation Executive Director Cindy Amerongen. “We know that our community members thrive on healthy competition and are great supporters of healthy lifestyles and display a safety-conscious attitude. The Kentucky Derby Horse Race component of our recent Spring Fling was hilarious as everyone came together in the spirit of competition. We wanted to bring that same energy and excitement to the community as a whole and have a lot of fun with it. We have secured a fantastic Hospital Bed Races title sponsor in Raymond James and we are very pleased that the Fort McMurray Firefighters Association allowed us to bring this inaugural event to their Fire Prevention Week Kickoff.”


If you wish to register a team, please visit the Northern Lights Health Foundation website.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available. If you wish to help launch the Hospital Bed Races event and contribute to local healthcare while raising the profile of your business, call Nolan at 780-793-7393 or visit the Foundation’s website.


About the Northern Lights Health Foundation


Established in 1985, the Northern Lights Health Foundation exists to provide funds to support health care priorities within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The Health Foundation is proudly accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. For more information, visit



For more information, please contact:

Nolan Haukeness

Donor Relations Officer

Northern Lights Health Foundation

Tel: 780-793-7393 Email:

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