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Walk raises $1 million for CancerCare Manitoba

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The 20-kilometre Challenge for Life walk began at Assiniboine Park this morning, winding its way down Wellington Crescent, through Memorial Park and eventually back to its starting point.

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The 20-kilometre Challenge for Life walk began at Assiniboine Park this morning, winding its way down Wellington Crescent, through Memorial Park and eventually back to its starting point. Photo Store

CancerCare Manitoba’s Challenge for Life participants picked a beautiful day to raise a million dollars.

The seventh annual fundraising walk raised just over $925,000 today. Two big-hearted volunteers, Mark and Sharon Evans, also pledged to top off whatever the final total is to make an even million dollars.

The 20-kilometre walk began at Assiniboine Park this morning, winding its way down Wellington Crescent, through Memorial Park and eventually back to its starting point. There were 517 registered walkers whom each had to raise at least $1,000 to participate in the challenge.

After its seventh year, the Challenge for Life will have raised just over $6,925,000 in pledges, all of which are donated to CancerCare Manitoba.

 

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