It turned out rain was no match for the 14th annual Rankin Cancer Run as PCHS staff and students helped raise funds for local cancer support here in Niagara!
A pre-race deluge turned the field/staging area at Grantham Lions Park into a quagmire and collapsed the tent from under which a local radio station was broadcasting, but the run itself went off without a hitch.
Tom Rankin, who lent his family and company name to the event in 2004, said the run will raise more than $1 million again this year, while run director Maryanne Edwards said a record number of 280 teams participated.
"Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would grow like this," Rankin said. "We just hoped to raise $100,000. Now, in the last few years, we have been above $1 million.
2018 was the largest run yet with over 14,000 participants raising $1.165 Million Dollars and $1.165 Million Dollars going back to our Niagara community!!
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14th Annual Rankin Cancer Run will be held May 25, 2019, 10 a.m.
Niagara St. at Parnell
In 2018 over 265 teams competed with over 14,000 participants and 56 schools! In thirteen years, $8.719 million will have been given back to our community. As a participant or donor, the results of your efforts can be seen in our Niagara region every day. If you haven't joined us yet, please do! We need your help to make this extremely unique volunteer run even more successful. We are proud that our run committee are all unpaid volunteers and we do not receive a salary from any entity.