MWO raises funds for the Perley Rideau Veterans Home

Master Warrant Officer Anthony Cobden and the Perley Rideau team
Master Warrant Officer Anthony Cobden and the team running for Perley Rideau Foundation. Photo: Submitted

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Master Warrant Officer Anthony Cobden participated in the 10K run during the Ottawa Race Weekend in late May. MWO Cobden ran as part of Team Perley Rideau, which supports World War II, Korean War, and other qualified Veterans at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre.

MWO Cobden works for the Canadian Forces Information Operations Group (CFIOG) at Canadian Forces Stations (CFS) Leitrim, and has been a volunteer at the Perley Rideau for more than 10 years. The Foundation is very near and dear to his heart.

“This is an excellent opportunity to not only raise funds, but also to bring awareness to the outstanding programs and support that the Perley Rideau provides for our vets transitioning through their final years,” says MWO Cobden.

The team was able to raise $17 600, and MWO Cobden himself raised $1820, becoming the top male fundraiser for the team. Perley Rideau organizers have also stated that MWO Cobden is one of the top fundraisers in Ottawa.

Team Perley Rideau will participate in Ottawa Race Weekend for the fourth time in 2019. If you are interested in joining, please contact Sara Francis at 613-526-7173 or sfrancis@prvhc.com.

The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre is currently home to 250 Veterans who have access to resident care, essential equipment and therapeutic programs. To learn more about the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation, please visit their website: www.perleyrideaufoundation.ca/foundation

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