MS Walk nets over $22k Sun­day

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Kyle Smylie The Drumheller Mail mailphoto by Kyle Smylie

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.

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