Tuesday, October 28, 2008

And they Run for the Cure, too!

Congratulations to the 177 runners & walkers of the 2008 Librarians Run for the Cure Team!

Reporting on the results and dishing out the kudos is National Team Captain Pam Ryan:

Over $100,000 raised in 5 years!

With $29,282 raised in 2008, we met our $100,000 5-year fundraising goal with our grand total of $101,262.

Our 2008 team had 177 members participating at 18 run sites across Canada. The Ottawa-Gatineau team was the largest with 22 members and the Edmonton team had the highest fundraising at $8029.

Our 2008 top 5 individual fundraisers were:

Vieri Berretti (Edmonton) - $3639
Jan Brett (Guelph) - $1280
Randy Reichardt (Edmonton) - $940
Julie McKenna (Regina) - $750
Margaret Kirkpatrick (Ottawa-Gatineau) - $700

A big thanks to all team members and a special thanks to our run site Team Captains:
Joanna Aegard (Thunder Bay), Jocelyne Andrews (Montreal), Kandise Brown (Halifax), Cathy Freer-Leszczynski (Calgary), Lisa Hagan (Hamilton/Burlington), Kim Hebig (Saskatoon), Julie McKenna (Regina), Heather Moodie (Sault Ste. Marie), Christy Sich (London), Catherine Steeves (Guelph), Danielle Winn (Windsor), Alexandra Yarrow (Ottawa - Gatineau), and Lingbo Yan (Vancouver).

See you all next year!

The NLIP-IG was represented across Canada, we know, but in Edmonton, Angie Mandeville (l., past IG co-convenor) and Sarah Polkinghorne (r., current IG co-convenor) braved the bone-chilling damp.

Given: new professionals need to meet other professionals. Volunteering and fundraising are inherently important activities, of course, but we humbly submit that they are also excellent ways to meet people. Connect on a national level (witness the Librarians Run for the Cure facebook group) or on a community level (pick up a hammer, for example). If professional small talk doesn't feel like your strong suit at this point, that's okay: shared effort eases conversation.

What's your library or group doing? If you let us know, we'll help spread the word.

In top photo: Randy Reichardt. Photos courtesy Sandy Bugeja. Posted with permission.

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