Helping to set the pace for a healthier Oakville

Posted: June 6, 2012
For the past seven years, Lee Scott has talked the talk and walked the walk when it comes to being an active supporter of her community and its hospital.
 
Scott demonstrates this dedicated goodwill by lacing up her running shoes every Father’s Day for the Oakville Classic, a community event that raises much needed funds for the Oakville hospital.

Scott’s involvement with the Classic began in 2001, when she ran the course for the first time and triumphed in her age category.
 
“I loved the course and I loved supporting the hospital where my three children were born,” said Scott, who has been a passionate member of the Classic Planning Committee for the last five years.
 
In 2002, she developed the WoW Power Walking program as a way for people to challenge themselves with a great walking workout.
 
With her WoW Power Walking coaches, she has trained hundreds of people to power walk for fitness, fun, and most importantly, a cause.
 
For Scott, walking is not just a great way to stay fit, it is a chance to help her community get into better shape.
 
“I was thrilled when the Oakville Hospital Foundation added a five-kilometre competitive walking category. There is truly something for everyone at the Classic,” she said.
 
Scott will be fundraising again this year to help purchase a telemetry unit for the new Oakville hospital.
 
For the mother of three, there is no better fundraising event than one that brings the community together and gets people active, said Scott.
 
“This Father’s Day, Oakvillians should put their best foot forward and support the new Oakville hospital,” she said.
 
“Participating in the Classic is a great way to get active, have fun, and support a good cause that will fund much needed equipment for our hospital.”

by Julia Tompkins