A day of events has helped raise more than $40,000 for the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre.
The Red Deer PCN Fun Run was held in the city’s Capstone neighbourhood on May 7, after it was held virtually for two years due to COVID-19.
This past Wednesday, it was announced the PCN Fun Run and the CACAC Courage Cup ball hockey tournament, which was held at the same location on the same day, collectively raised over $40,000.
“Over $18,491 of that directly came from the Fun Run. Thank you to everyone who made this amazing total possible,” said a post on the PCN Fun Run Facebook page.
The CACAC thanked the PCN Fun Run team in a Facebook post.
“Every day we see the effects of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation. That’s why it means so much to have moments like this – where we see what happens when the community comes together to stand up for our children,” the post said.
“Thank you to everyone who was involved in this year’s events … We simply cannot wait for next year.”
This year’s run featured 10K, 5K and 3K run/walk distances, as well as a three-km Dog Jog and short events for toddlers. Additionally, the event had traditionally been a women’s and girls’ run, but was opened up to include all genders this year.
The Red Deer PCN Fun Run is scheduled to return May 13, 2023.