Fitness guru lends a hand to Child Development Centre

(July 15, 2014)  On Wednesday, July 23, fitness guru John Stanton will be in town to support a special Run/Walk geared to raising funds for children with special needs in the Child Development Centre at Hotel Dieu Hospital.

Running Room founder Stanton will help to host Run 4 The Kids, a 3K and 5K Run/Walk event that dovetails with the grand opening of the Running Room’s new location at 255 Princess St.

Suitable for people of all fitness levels, the event starts at 6 pm. Runners and walkers start and finish at 255 Princess St., and 100 per cent of the $10 registration fee will be donated to the Child Development Centre to support kids and young adults who have physical and/or developmental challenges.

Every Run/Walk participant will receive a medal presented by Stanton. The event wraps up with great food, refreshments and cake.

“We’re grateful to the Running Room for hosting this family-fun event because we believe that the family is the most important influence in a child’s life,” says Margaret van Beers, Director of the Child Development Centre. “A child’s needs are best addressed when the whole family is actively involved.

“Thanks to the Running Room, Run 4 The Kids is a great opportunity for our whole community to get actively involved in supporting kids with special needs.”

To register for the event, visit


Media contact: Anne Rutherford, Public Relations, 613-544-3400, ext. 3380,

Hotel Dieu Hospital is the ambulatory care teaching and research hospital for Kingston and Southeastern Ontario, affiliated with Queen’s University. We provide expert care to more than 500,000 people in the region through specialized programs including pediatrics, medicine, ophthalmology, cardiology, surgery, mental health, oncology and urgent care. We deliver quality, safe health care, while advancing innovative research and educating the health care professionals of the future. Leading the transformation of ambulatory care

L'Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu est l'établissement de soins ambulatoires universitaire pour Kingston et le Sud-Est de l'Ontario affilié à l’Université Queen's. Il fournit des soins spécialisés à plus de 500 000 personnes de la région. Parmi ses services spécialisés, mentionnons les services de pédiatrie, de médecine, d’ophtalmologie, de cardiologie, de chirurgies, de santé mentale, d’oncologie et de soins d'urgence. L'hôpital fournit des services de soins de santé sûrs et de qualité tout en menant des recherches novatrices et en formant les professionnels de la santé de demain. Chef de file pour la transformation des soins ambulatoires

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