On a “pick of the weather day” 345 participants raised just over $75,000 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 in 2014.