MS Walk nets over $22k Sunday
It was a weekend of charity success stories, and the MS Walk in Drumheller is celebrating another excellent year in a community that has been a perennial supporter.
Over 125 walkers and volunteers came out early Sunday morning to the Badlands Community Facility for the 2016 Jayman Built MS Walk in Drumheller, raising just over $22,000 for the cause.
“We can’t thank Drumheller enough for the support they’ve given us,” said MS Walk organizer Calan Edgar.
The walk had a goal of $61,500 but fundraising for the event has been down across the board in Canada.
“We had similar numbers of walkers as we normally do, but it’s just the times now,” said Edgar, but reminded that participants have until June 3 for all fundraising dollars to count towards prizing, and that the MS Society accepts donations all year round.
Participants can ask for donations to be made online, mail them into the MS Society offices, or drop donations off to representatives who will be back at the BCF on June 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. to pick up any more pledges and to distribute prizes to this year’s top fundraisers.
The top five online partici- pants this year were Justine Wilton ($1,645), Lisa Keough ($1,570), Teagan Adamcewicz ($1,370), Lee Johnston ($995), and Randi Andrew ($970).
The top online team contributers were Rudolph’s (Frank Laslo’s) Team ($2,830), Stand By Me ($2,064), MS Smashers ($1,875), The Johnston’s ($1,580), and Dwayne’s Dudes ($1,416).
The Jayman Built MS Walk in Drumheller on Sunday saw over 125 walkers and volunteers raise more than $22,000 for the MS Society of Canada.