Run for Women Raises All-Time High for St. Joe’s

On Saturday, June 17, the Shoppers Drug Mart® Run for Women was in full swing at Confederation Park in Hamilton! This year, more than 1,150 people came out to walk, run, and raise funds to support women’s mental health and addiction care at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. As well as a record number of participants, the event also raised an all-time high of $151,000. These funds will help to expand our mental health services and research at the Hospital to better meet the growing demand for care in our region.

Our 2023 Community Champion, Anneliese Lawton, took part in the run with her three children and her husband, too! Throughout the lead-up to the event, Annie has been sharing her experience with postpartum depression and how the care she received from St. Joe’s helped her to regain her sense of well-being and get back to being the mom she’d always wanted to be. We’re so grateful for all the ways Annie helped to let women in our community know they’re not alone and that support is available right here in Hamilton – at St. Joe’s.

A special shout out to our friends at Shoppers Drug Mart. We’re so grateful to all of the store owners, pharmacists, associates and employees who came out to be a part of the Run for Women. From beauty mingles and the online auction, to movie nights, golf tourneys and point-of-sale donations, the Shoppers Drug Mart team rallied together to raise funds for our Hospital.

Since first becoming the grateful beneficiary of the Run for Women in 2018, more than $600,000 has been raised through this event. This year’s top fundraising team was from Tiercon Corp., which saw 20 members come together to raise over $5,000 for St. Joe’s. Our top individual fundraiser was Lori Shuker who raised an impressive $2,330 to support our programs.

We look forward to seeing everyone next year on June 15, 2024!