Something new for this year's Around the Bay Road Race.
Former Tiger-Cat president and defensive end David Sauve is establishing Dave's 5K Squared Challenge.
Sauve and his contemporaries will run the 5K course of the Bay Race while raising at least $5,000 each to support St. Joseph's Healthcare, for a goal of $25,000 or 5K Squared.
So far, first recruits include Peter Turkstra of Turkstra Lumber.
David Ippolito from Ippolito Fruit & Produce, has also accepted the challenge, but running for him, will be his wife, Dr. Marilyn Gregus.
The $25,000 raised by Sauve and his fellow challenge participants will complement the pledges raised by more than 17 corporate fundraising teams, including Team CHML, who have also signed on to take part in the oldest road race in North America, while raising $10,000 per team for St. Joes.
This is the ninth year for the partnership between the Bay Race and St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation.
This year, Foundation President & CEO, Sera Filice-Armenio, says the Foundation has set a goal of raising $300,000 to support patient care, research and education at the Hospital.
In 2005, the Bay Race became a signature fundraising event for St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation and has raised more than $1.25 million for the Hospital since then.
Race day is on Sunday, March 24.
The president of the St. Joes Healthcare Foundation, Sera Felice-Armenio, joins CHML’s Ted Michaels at the news conference announcing plans for the 119th Around the Bay Road Race.