The Vancouver seawall was once again the beautiful sunny setting for the Annual Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases (CFID) Bug Run that took place at the AMMI Canada CACMID Annual Conference. Nearly 40 enthusiasts braved the early hour and joined together to run, jog or stroll the 2.5/5km course prior to attending their first session on Saturday morning. Nearly $20,000 was raised from this event and will be put to very good use in supporting our funding initiatives, including merit awards, summer student research awards and pilot grants. CFID is committed to using 85% of all funds raised to directly support research programs.
Awards were given as follows: First place 5K: Dr. Bohdan Savaryn, Second place 5K: Dr. Byron Berenger, 1st place 2.5 K: Shared among Jackie O’Connell, Colleen Fletcher, and Stephanie Namocatcat, technologists from Vancouver General Hospital and Lions Gate Hospital, and Special prize for Newest, best fund-raiser: Dr. Larissa Matukas
We would like to thank the following industry supporters: Altona Diagnostics, Sunovion, Luminex, Merck, Micronostyx.