Women for Women Trail Mix Challenge and Kids Run is back

A fundraiser to help Campbell River’s single mothers go back to school takes place next month

  • Aug. 23, 2011 3:00 p.m.

A fundraiser to help Campbell River’s single mothers go back to school takes place next month. The eighth annual Women for Women Trail Mix Challenge and Kids Run, which has raised over $13,000 for women to further their education, is Sat., Sept. 10 this year at Carihi. Funds raised are distributed to single mothers registered at North Island College through bursaries. The event was started by Shelagh Germyn who knew first-hand the challenge of trying to get an education while raising children. “When money is scarce, while working two to three jobs to pay rent, being a single mother is difficult,” Germyn says. “The community is helping and providing you with the opportunity to apply for the Women for Women bursaries.” The five and ten kilometre challenges take participants from Carihi to nearby trails. Kids are also welcome to attend and take part in the kids run or walk. “We the committee, community, friends and acquaintances would like you to come out and participate,” Germyn says. There will also be a hot dog sale at Save On Foods with proceeds to go towards the bursaries, from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 27.

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