Mark your calendar... the 2014 Edward I. Moses Walk/Run for Life is on Sunday, April 27th.
Our goal this year is to collectively raise over $80,000 cancer victims in our community. Join us and help make this year's event the biggest ever!
The Edward I. Moses Walk/Run for Life is a non-competitive walk/run to raise money for the fight against cancer in St. Lawrence County. DATE: Sunday, April 27th, 2014 TIME: Registration from 9:00 - 11:00 am. Official start at 11:00 a.m. Grand Prize Ceremony at 1:00 pm
WHERE: Appleton Arena, St. Lawrence University, Canton.Start, finish, health fair, music provided, and Grand Prize Ceremony will all be held at the arena. The walk/run route covers 1-10 miles on the St. Lawrence Campus, either at Ferguson Trail (1.0 mile per lap, 1.3 miles per woods loop) or on the outdoor track (.25 miles per lap)
WHO: Anyone can participate with a minimum $25 entry or sponsor fee. You can walk, run, jog, push a stroller, etc. You can choose to participate individually or as a group. Groups may include schools, co-workers, civic organizations, fraternities/sororities, families, or people walking in memory of/dedication to an individual. Each group member must fill out their own registration form (below) with a minimum of $25 entry or sponsor fee, filling out their group name at the bottom of the registration form. HOW: Participants are responsible for collecting donations before the event. Participants should explain to sponsors how many miles they plan to complete, as donations are made on participation, not as a pledge-per-mile. All money is to be handed in April 29th before the event start in order to be counted toward the participant’s total for the event. Every sponsor of your participation for at least $20 will be entitled to one similar commemorative T- shirt that you are responsible for distributing. They can be picked up at registration.
On a “pick of the weather day” 345 participants raised just over $90,000 in the 35th annual fundraiser.
Seventeen participants raised over $1000 each with Sami Curtis (Douglas C. Hartson Award and Roscoe Stowell Jr. Award most raised by a student) leading the group with $4,268. Braden Garrow (Duane Garrow Memorial Award for most money raised by a participant 12 or under), Edwards Knox Central (Ryan Saidel Award for most money raised by a school group), Norwood-Norfolk Central (Bonnie Hayden Award 2nd most by school group), Melissa Deso received the Terri Curtis Memorial Award for reaching over $10,000 in her years of participation, Kinney Store # 10 will retain the Nort Taylor Award (Top Kinney Drugs Store), and Sylvia Bell received the Shirley Kirk Memorial Award, Sami Curtis, Melissa Deso, Warren Dyke, Beverly Sabad, Theresa Pennyfeather, Jean Hayes, Nicole Murdie, Cindy Murdie, Tammy Campbell, Jill Mouthrop, Elaine Perry, Reggie Murdie, Braden Garrow, Nancy Garrand, Brent Deso, Sylvia Bell, and Bonnie Ashley will have their names listed on the Silver-Elite plaque for raising over $1000.
Team Eric raised $19,276 (Richard E. Winter Award for top group) to bring their team total to over $60,000 in their years of participation. A total of 44 teams walked in memory of or in dedication to friends or family battling cancer with the following teams raising over $1500: Team Eric (Murdie), Shine’s Girls (Sabad), Team Terri (Curtis), Walking for Walt (Zeller), Team Mark Whyte, Team Perry, The 30 Milers, Edwards-Knox Central Team, and Ryan’s (Saidel) Team.
Combining the event as a part of the Healthy Living Festival coordinated by Mike Guimond and radio Stations 95.3-The Wolf, ESPN 1400am, and 92.7-WQTKfm proved to make for an interesting, informative, and fun day for all attending.
All of the money raised will stay in St. Lawrence County to help those in the area as they need help in their encounters with cancer. This event has now raised over one million three hundred thousand dollars in its 35 year battle in the fight against cancer. Thanks to all sponsors, participants, helpers, workers, and especially the donors to the participants. Enjoy those long sleeve t-shirts and we look for your support again at the next event!