Comox Valley Transition Society’s Heather Ney and Dawn to Dawn’s Richard Clarke knew they were setting a lofty goal for their upcoming fundraiser – the Comox Valley Coldest Night of the Year Walk.
But the excitement, support and momentum the inaugural event is gathering has been inspiring.
“We are about a third of the way there,” Clarke said, and with a little more support in the couple of weeks remaining, they hope they will be well on their way to achieving the $50,000 they set out to raise.
“I think it’s because we have such a great community,” Ney said about their success to date, “and a great organizing team.”
With 35 walk teams, nearly 150 walkers, and over 20 volunteers already registered, Ney and Clarke are hoping to see an increase to 300 walkers taking part in either the two-kilometre or 5 km routes on walk day.
In this family-friendly event on Feb. 20, Comox Valley walkers will join tens of thousands of walkers in more than 90 other cities across the country as they fundraise for local charities that help the homeless, hungry and hurting in their own communities. Proceeds from the Comox Valley walk go to CVTS and Dawn to Dawn. The walk begins and ends at St George’s United Church. Registration opens at 4 p.m. and the walk begins at 5 p.m.
For more details, to register, and to pledge support, visit bit.ly/1LpYBbo
Ney and Clarke encourage Comox Valley residents to bundle up, start a team, walk, volunteer and give.
“Because it’s cold out there, and no one should face it alone.”