Local Tennis Players To Play Epic 24 Hour Tennis Marathon In Support Of PRHC Closer Campaign

On July 30th, two local tennis players, Mark Arbogast and Shawn Beatty, will embark on a gruelling 24 hour tennis marathon in support of the PRHC Foundation’s Closer campaign.

Arbogast, a teacher in the Law and Justice program at Fleming College, says the duo will play 24, 50‐ minute sets of doubles against volunteer opponents, taking only a 10‐minute break every hour.

They're looking for pairs or individuals to sign up to play doubles against them at intervals throughout the day and night. The marathon will get underway at 10:00 a.m. on July 30th at the Quaker Park Tennis Club and run straight through until 10:00 a.m. the next day.

In order to raise money, Arbogast and Beatty will collect pledges in advance, with donors able to sponsor them either for a specific period of time, or for the completion of their marathon. All proceeds from the event will support the PRHC Foundation’s Closer campaign to expand cancer care services at our hospital.

To register to play or pledge your support, call Mark Arbogast at 705‐741‐2223 or email 24tennismarathon@gmail.com.

[image via Quaker Park Tennis Club website]

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PRHC Foundation Holding Info Session At Showplace This Thursday For "Closer to Care" Campaign

Recently, the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation announced a community fundraising campaign to expand cancer care services at our hospital, including the addition of a single radiation facility at PRHC so more local cancer patients can get life-saving cancer treatment here rather than having to travel to other cities to get treatment. The campaign is called Closer to Care, and PRHC Foundation President Julie Davis tells us "many people have expressed an interest in getting involved."

So they are having a volunteer information session this Thursday (November 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) in the downstairs lounge at Showplace on George Street, where they will share more details about the campaign and the different ways people can get involved.

Spread the word.

[Closer to Care: A Comprehensive Cancer Treatment Centre]

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