The colour of money

Guardian Express - - NEWS -

AF­TER rais­ing $12,000 at Run for a Rea­son last year, Kade North has an­other rea­son to fundraise.

Kade’s mother Re­nae said the 11-year-old, who raised funds to buy his WalkAide, would join the Perth Color Run for a younger boy who also had cere­bral palsy.

Ms North said she and eight oth­ers would join his team Kado the Tor­nado for the 5km run at Lan­g­ley Park this Sun­day, where par­tic­i­pants are show­ered with coloured pow­der dur­ing the race.

“My best friend’s lit­tle boy was di­ag­nosed with cere­bral palsy and Kade wanted to ded­i­cate the run to him,” Ms North said.

“Kade’s only got mild cere­bral palsy and he’s re­ally close to the lit­tle boy now, so I think he sees how lucky he is.”

Ms North said the money raised would sup­port a ‘wish fund’ at Abil­ity Cen­tre, which al­lowed peo­ple to ap­ply for fund­ing for wheel­chairs, walk aids and play equip­ment for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.

Ms North said a phys­io­ther­a­pist from Abil­ity Cen­tre had been train­ing with Kade ev­ery week for six weeks to pre­pare for the event.

“He also plays bas­ket­ball, swims and rides his bike but his dream is to be an AFL star,” she said.

The 5km run starts at Lan­g­ley Park, con­tin­ues on River­side Drive and around Ozone Re­serve, be­fore re­turn­ing to the park. Visit https://give.ev­ery­day­ /kade-north to do­nate. Kade North will join the Color Run to raise funds for a friend.

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