The morning of May 6, 2017 dawned grey and unsettled in Toronto, which was an improvement over the near-continual rain of the preceding week. An intrepid group of about 25 runners congregated outside the Sheraton Centre Hotel on Queen Street West to begin a historical/medical tour of central Toronto over the course of the run. Sites such as the Four Seasons Centre for opera and ballet, hospital row (the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Sinai Health System), around Queen’s Park and the legislature, and up University Avenue past the Royal Ontario Museum to Yorkville and busy Bloor Street. The run then turned back down Philosopher’s Walk past the Conservatory of Music and beautiful Koerner Hall, continuing along the course of old Taddle Creek beside the Faculty of Music building and the McLaughlin Planetarium, back through the University of Toronto campus and down University Avenue to finish back at the Sheraton Centre. Runners were rewarded with a dry run and great company, in addition to the opportunity to donate to CFID to further its mission of supporting research and education in infectious diseases.
First prize went to Byron Berenger for his speedy run around the course, the Family Prize went to Mirabelle Kelly and her son Thomas, the Resident prize to Antoine Corbeil and the Relaxed Runner Prizeto Greg German. Congratulations to all!
CFID confers awards for research and mentorship in infectious diseases, undergraduate summer student research awards, medical student research awards, pilot grants and a grant in aid of safe drinking water research. Thank you for your support as we seek to expand our programs to serve your professional needs. Next year we are back to Vancouver, where we hope to recapitulate our beautiful run along the seawall from 2016. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Fundraising from AMMI Canada members and Corporate Sponsors