Teal to Heal, presented by MacDonald Auto Group, will take place on Mother's Day (May 12, 2024), beginning at the County Arena parking lot in Coxheath.
The event will feature a 5K walk (10:00 am), 5km run (10:15am) and a 2K walk (10:15 am) option. There will also be a wellness expo as well as live entertainment and other fun activities. Registration is free, but it is suggested that adults make a donation of $20, youth ages 5-18 make a donation of $10, and children under 5 register for a donation of $5. All registrants will receive a t-shirt. Please note: The deadline to register and guarantee you receive your t-shirt size is April 26. After this date, t-shirt sizes are not guaranteed.
All funds raised from Teal to Heal support the Teal at Home Fund offered through the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation. The fund was created in 2022 by Dena Edwards Wadden, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 33 years old.
Since launching two year ago,the fund has provided support in the areas of travelling to specialist appointments, accommodations for medical-related travel, childcare during treatment, psycho-social support programming such as psychologist visits, medication support, respite care, and more.
Read more of Dena's story from the Cape Breton Post, here.
To participate in the walk/run, please register as an individual or with a team. You can also register and participate virtually, or make a general donation if you wish to support the Teal at Home fund and can't make the event.
We can't wait to see you at Teal to Heal Cape Breton!