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Though the staff members at the Rockyview General Hospital were all racing against one another, camaraderie was a definite theme at this year’s fundraising event.

Though the staff members at the Rockyview General Hospital were all racing against one another, camaraderie was a definite theme at this year’s fundraising event.

Participants in the second annual Run for Rockyview walked and ran five kilometres along the Glenmore Reservoir yesterday to raise money for their respective units.

“A lot of the time when we have the big fundraising projects, it’s for the hospital in general or for a major project,” said Denise Kinghorn of the Calgary Health Trust. “This is nice because every dollar they raise goes back to their own individual units.”

Kinghorn said along with raising money for their units, the event creates a little bit of healthy competition amongst staff.

The winning hospital team in this year’s fundraising was unit 81, which specializes in orthopedics.

Unit manager Steven Zack said his team raised over $5,000 — and they already have the money earmarked.

“We would like to buy what’s called a continuous passive motion machine, it helps post-op knee patients keep their knees moving,” he said.

In total, around $13,000 was raised to go towards various units.

 
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