Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Editorial: Having fun raising funds
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 14 Jun 2006, p. 6

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We have known for a long time that Halton Hills is a very caring community, but the generosity of this Town's citizens has been showcased more than usual as of late. For the past several weeks numerous fundraising events have been held locally benefitting a wide array of causes. We've had folks pushing outhouses down Main Street in Georgetown in aid of Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills and others walking or running for the developmentally challenged Community Living North Halton cares for. Late last month there was the Mito March for Kirkland Kilbride to aid in mitochondrial disease research, stroke victim Lauren Boyce staged a 28 km walk to Mississauga (actually 56 km as she made a return trip) to raise funds for Erinoak Children's Treatment Centre and Acton High School students held their annual Relay For Life for the Canadian Cancer Society. The first local Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion event was also staged Sunday in part to aid local youngster Bethany Winter. By all accounts these events were rousing successes. On Friday, Georgetown held its first Relay For Life event, of which the Independent & Free Press is both a sponsor and participant. To say it was a success would be an understatement as Cancer Society organizers raised $45,000-- $15,000 more than was expected. A total of 29 teams and more than 300 participants took part, Christ the King custodial staff were more than helpful and nary a complaint was heard from nearby neighbours as the event stretched into dawn Saturday. We haven't even mentioned the dozens of other events held recently (or are upcoming) that require the dedication and hard work of volunteers to raise money for all these worthwhile causes. If you have participated in, or helped out in any way, with any of these or other events, give yourself a hearty pat on the back. And, if you haven't, ask yourself, why you haven't. You're obviously missing out on something good.

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14 Jun 2006
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Boyce, Lauren ; Hansen, Rick ; Winter, Bethany
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Halton Hills ; Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills ; Community Living North Halton ; Mito March for Kirkland Kilbride ; Erinoak Children's Treatment Centre ; Acton High School ; Canadian Cancer Society ; Wheels in Motion ; Independent & Free Press ; Christ the King
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Editorial: Having fun raising funds