The 2016 Optometry Rack Pack team completed the 'CIBC Run for the Cure' on Sunday October 2, 2016 to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. In their fourth year as a team, there were 22 “Rack Pack” members including optometry faculty, staff and students – as well as family and friends of the School of Optometry and Vision Science - who walked or ran the 1km/5km race at Conestoga College, Doon Campus in Kitchener. We also had one off-site member, Michelle Steenbakkers, our former team captain, who participated in the run in Ottawa!
The Optometry Rack Pack fundraised over $6,400 this year. That brings our four year total to over $40,000!
The Rack Pack was again honoured with the ‘Post-Secondary Team Challenge Award’ for the institution with the most funds raised to support the cause.
The Run for the Cure was inspiring to all who attended – so be ready to tie up your laces for next year’s event. Way to go, team!
Donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation through the Optometry Rack Pack are still being accepted. To donate, go to www.runforthecure.com and search “Optometry Rack Pack”
2016 Team Members: Marie Amodeo, Ashley Baetsen, Brandon Bzovey, Gaby Camorlinga, Carrie-ann Campbell, Debbie Clermont, Jim Davidson, Karen Denys, Wendy Deschamp, James Evans, Elizabeth Irving, Debbie Jones, Lyndon Jones, Melissa Le, Hillary Mandich, Katherine Sentjens, Marilyn Smith, Marlee Spafford, Michelle Steenbakkers, Jill Woods, Sam Woods, Joshua Woods