Cait Holmes

Get exercise and fundraise for diabetes

With 3,464 people in the Campbell River area diagnosed with Diabetes, an opportunity to take action is now available

With 3,464 people in the Campbell River area diagnosed with Diabetes, an opportunity to take action is now available.

Volunteers have organized a “Campbell River Walks for Diabetes” event, set for Sunday, Sept. 16. Registration starts at 12:45 p.m. at Willow Point Hall and the walk starts at 1:30 p.m. There is no entry fee and everyone is welcome to participate in the 3 km or 6 km walk along the Seawalk.

For those who would like to do more than just exercise there is the opportunity to make pledges and donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association.  Those who raise pledges of $50 or more will be entered into a draw to win prizes from Coast Discovery Inn & Marina, Storey Creek Golf Club, Campbell River Garden Centre, Spirit of the West Adventures, Superstore, Budget Car and Truck Rental, Merle Norman Cosmetics & Day Spa, or VI Fitness. Participants who raise $150 are entered into a draw to win a flight-seeing gift certificate for Two from Vancouver Island Air.

Pledge forms are available at Remax Check Realty, Dominion Lending and Kask Graphics. For more information: email: dean@deancasorzo.com or phone: 250-204-0503.

Tax receipts available for donations of $15 or more.