The excitement is growing as many businesses, families and local organizations begin to register teams, build beds and issue ‘challenges’ to others to take part in some friendly competition. In its first two years, the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation and Rotary Club of Burlington North have successfully completed two Amazing Bed Race events raising over $170,000 for our community. We are now planning for this year’s race which will take place on Sunday, September 23, 2012.
The purpose is simple: teams of five will participate in an exciting day of friendly competition while helping to support Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Rotary Club of Burlington North. The teams will raise funds, build or rent a bed, decorate it and race it until a winner is declared. Families, businesses, schools and community organizations will race their ‘beds’ on a 100 metre course through the downtown all for a great cause – supporting two important community charities.
About JBMH Foundation
The Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for theJosephBrantMemorialHospital. Through our events and fundraising initiatives, we strive to build and strengthen community relationships, raise essential funding, and ultimately benefit the community at large by helping to improve the quality health care provided byJosephBrantMemorialHospital. Proceeds raised from this year’s Amazing Bed Race will support theJosephBrantMemorialHospitalredevelopment and expansion project.
About The Rotary Club of Burlington North
The Rotary Club of Burlington North is a diverse, energetic service club with a strong sense of fellowship. Currently 40 members in strength, we strive to be leaders committed to helping people in need, locally and throughout the world. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate Polio – all under the motto Service Above Self. Proceeds raised from this event will go towards supporting the capital campaign for the redevelopment of JosephBrantMemorialHospital as well as other Rotary initiatives.
Teams are encouraged to build their own beds. For more details, please refer to the Amazing Bed Race Rules and Regulations available on the website. Entry fee is only $300 and teams will be allowed to register on a first come first serve basis via the website. If teams choose to rent a bed, a $100 fee will apply. Please note that there are a limited number of bed rentals available.
Your support will help two vital organizations that promote a healthier and more viable community.