Over 350 walkers, runners, and cyclists took to the streets of Leamington and the County on Sunday May 15th while participating in the Erie Shores Health Foundation’s “Run and Roll” event. The event hosed several courses including a 5k walk, 5k run, half marathon, and 20k or 70k bike routes.
Sunny skies shone bright throughout the morning, a sign that Kenny Paglione didn’t go unnoticed. “The 2022 ESHF Run and Roll has set the bar for future Run and Rolls. We witnessed new records on both our 5km and half marathon. Committee members took a chance in adding a bike event and it paid off as many were fond of the 25km or 70km roll. This year was in special memory of Armando Bonfiglio, Marc Sherman and the other 42 people we loved and lost as seen etched on our Memorial Wall that Mucci Farms contributed to our day too. We know they were holding back the threatening rain clouds and brought the bright beautiful day of sun. “- Kenny Paglione, Event Chair
Many community businesses sponsored the event, including Platinum Sponsors – Excalibur Plastics and Mucci Farms. Through sponsorships, donations, and registrations, $148,000 was brought in which will go towards annual operations costs of the Hospice, Erie Shores Campus in Leamington.
“We are so pleased to have pulled off another successful event this past weekend, benefitting our local Hospice. This year’s Run and Roll brought our communities together in such an amazing capacity. A massive thanks to our sponsors, donors, and volunteers. A special thanks to my amazing “dream team” of a planning committee; there is nothing this group can’t do! There were so many special moments witnessed that be cherished in our hearts.” – Gloria Cavenago, ESHF