Sou’West Walkathon

Let’s come together as a community! Join us for the virtual Sou’West Walkathon and walk at least 6 km between October 1st and 15th while raising funds to support the Intensive Care Unit of our regional hospital which serves Sou’West Nova Scotia!

Sponsored by:

Thank you so much to our wonderful sponsors PetValu Yarmouth & Digby and Caisse populaire de Clare


The Sou’West Walkathon is putting FUN into FUNdraising with these challenges for registered walkers:

Dig out your prom or wedding dress, wear pajamas or a tutu, break out your Halloween costume: Thursday, October 5th is the day to walk on the wild side and be as creative or crazy as you dare.


Get ready… Wednesday, October 11th is Pet Participation Day. Please your pets, get some exercise, AND give back to your regional ICU!


Snap a pic, post on social media using hashtag #SouWestWalk23 and tag @YarmouthHospitalFoundation on Facebook (or @Yarmouth_Hospital_Foundation on Instagram) for a ballot into our prize draw for the chance to win our $500 gift card package, sponsored by Terry’s Rentals!

6 kms in support of ICU!

The ICU at Yarmouth Regional Hospital is the intensive care unit for the entire Sou’West Nova Scotia, and the patients there require some of the most careful and specialized care of anyone in the hospital.

ICU reached out for us to help raise funds toward the $34,000 cost of eight specially designed Broda tilt and recline wheelchairs.

Join us virtually and take steps toward making a difference for those who need critical care! It’s EASY, FUN, and provides an opportunity to raise funds for health care in a healthy way!  Your donation, no matter the amount, and your shares are powerful actions that can help those needing specialized care in our regional ICU.

      • Register Now.
      • Create your personal page or a team page.
      • Reach out to your friends, family and coworkers for sponsorship, donations or to join your team.
      • Share your walking pictures & videos on social media using the hashtag #SouWestWalk23.

Registration for each participant is $25. Quick! The first 100 people to register, using promo code EARLYBIRD23, get a FREE phone wallet.

Fundraising Assistance

We completely understand that asking for donations can feel daunting at first. We’re here to help you on your fundraising journey.  We’ve prepared helpful resources below for you to use to raise awareness and excitement about the Sou’West Walkathon to your family & friends, all while making a meaningful difference for your regional ICU!  With our collection of graphics, tips and templates, reaching your goal is easier than you might think!

1. Download your Sou’West Walkathon Toolkit

2. Download a Sou’West Walkathon advertising poster.

3. Corporate Matching Form: Ask if your employer has a matching gift program. Be sure to include the name of the person (or team, if applicable) whose donation is being matched!

4. Graphics for your Social Media!
Click the images below to get the larger versions, download from us and upload to your social media with your own message of support for the Sou’West Walkathon.  Don’t forget to use hashtag #SouWestWalk23 and tag @YarmouthHospitalFoundation on Facebook (or @Yarmouth_Hospital_Foundation on Instagram) in all your posts.


We’re here to help along the way, reach out if you have questions:

Heather Fleck, Yarmouth Hospital Foundation Development Officer

(902) 749-1669 or