Gill Memorial Run on tap Thursday

Running has been shown to be good for your health. Combine it with an opportunity to raise funds for a worthy cause and its benefits are twofold. Welcome to the John Gill Memorial Run.

Volunteers will lace up their running shoes Thursday afternoon at the University of Lethbridge's 1st Choice Savings Centre to raise money for student scholarships as they participate in the second annual John Gill Memorial Run. Beginning at 2:30 p.m. and running through 5:30 p.m., the event is held in memory of John Gill, a good friend of the Students' Union, the University of Lethbridge and the community who passed away in November 2007.

Gill graduated from the U of L in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He worked as a lawyer and respected Crown Prosecutor in Lethbridge in addition to raising an active family and serving as the U of L Alumni Association President and volunteering as member of the Board of Governors and Senate.

Gill was also the driving force behind the annual Birdies for Bursaries golf tournament that raised thousands of dollars for U of L student scholarships. The tournament is now the John Gill Memorial Golf Tournament.

The goal with this year's run is to raise $10,000; all funds raised are eligible to be matched by the Alberta Government's Access to the Future Fund.

Those unable to participate in the run are welcome to support the fund through other means.

Donations can be received in the following ways:

External Community Donations

John Gill Memorial Run
C/O University Advancement,
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive W.
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4

Internal Campus Donations

John Gill Memorial Run
C/O University Advancement
A735, University Hall