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about the run

Our run philosophy is very simple. We are a volunteer-run event that raises funds to support cancer-care programs and organizations. All funds raised remain in Niagara. 

Your questions, ideas, and thoughts are always welcome

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The very first Rankin Cancer Run took place in May 2006. 

The idea for the Run came from a group of local volunteers who, at the time, were working for a national charitable organization.  

 

Through this work, they became aware of the tremendous need for cancer-care funding in the Niagara Region and decided it was time to start a local event.

The next order of business was to secure a Title Sponsor.

On the morning of October 6th, 2004, they reached out to Tom Rankin of Rankin Construction to ask if he would be interested in becoming Title Sponsor. Tom’s immediate commitment made a hope and a dream come true and was just another shining example of the endless good the Rankin Family has done and continues to do throughout our community.  

 

While the Run was not held in 2020 or 2021 due to the national pandemic, results from the 2019 event can be found here.

 
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where the money goES

The 2022 Run will mark our 15th anniversary.

 

Over that time, the event has distributed over $10,300,000 to deserving cancer-care organizations across the Niagara Region.

Here is the list of the local organizations that have benefitted from your generosity. 

Walker Family Cancer Centre    

$4,777,000

Wellspring Niagara

$2,235,000

West Lincoln Hospital (Grimsby)

$665,000

Greater Niagara General Hospital (NF)

$550,000

Hospice Niagara

$520,000

Douglas Memorial Hospital (Fort Erie)

$449,000

Welland General Hospital

$415,000

Port Colborne Hospital

$340,000

Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital

$250,000

Niagara-on-the-Lake Hospital

$90,000 

become a volunteer

We are proud of the fact that the Run is 100% coordinated and run by volunteers.

 

An event this large, as well as all of the events leading up to the run throughout the year, simply could not exist without the generous spirit and time of these amazing people. 

If you would like to add your name to the list of people who so graciously give their time and skills to assist us, please contact us

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The Thom Family

Dave and Debbie with daughter Alyssa and son Tyler

become a SPONSOR

We are so deeply grateful for the generosity, spirit and heart of a run sponsors as it is their support that really makes a community event like this possible.

To see the list of businesses who are sponsoring this year's run. please visit our Sponsors page

 

If you would like to add your name to the list of businesses who support this worthwhile cause, please contact us