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Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health

Welcome to the FIRH!

The Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health (FIRH) is based out of St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and is affiliated with McMaster University. Clinical, research and educational activities are integrated and largely collaborative within the FIRH. The intent of this institute is to provide optimal patient care through clinical practice, translational research and the training of health care professionals.

Around the Bay 2019 - Sign up or donate to Team FIRH

Below is the link if you wish to sign up and participate, or donate to Team FIRH in the 2019 Around the Bay Road Race taking place on Sunday, March 31st, 2019.

So far Team FIRH has several relay teams entered, a number of 5k runners/walkers, and even a couple of 30k runners!!

Remember, if we raise $10,000 or more the money comes back to FIRH!!!

**Relay teams are almost sold out, please contact me if you wish to enter a relay team!!

Let’s make this year our best yet!

2018 OLA Steeltown Stairclimb - Message from Dr. Martin Kolb

On behalf of the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, I would like to congratulate Team FIRH on being the Highest Fundraising Corporate Team for the 2018 OLA Steeltown Stairclimb!

I would also like to congratulate Dr. Dawn Bowdish and her children, Violet and Evan, on finishing 1st in each of their categories!

Thank you to all of our other participants; Jenny Nguyen, Nick Tiessen, Yechan Kim, Vincent Hou, Cathy Cao, Anna Olech and Chad Drewitt.

We look forward to another great year of fundraising and team building at events such as these, and appreciate everyone’s participation and support.

Way to go Team FIRH!

Martin Kolb

Team FIRH 2019 Events

SJHH Foundation - 2019 Indoor Soccer Tournament (March 2nd, 2019)

The Around the Bay Road Race (March 31st, 2019)

The Paris to Ancaster Bike Race (April 28th, 2019)

Shoppers Run for Women (June 1st, 2019)

Please contact Victoria Reynolds at for more information on how you can participate!