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CancerCare’s ‘Challenge for Life’ Raises Nearly $1M

Challenge for Life walkers begin their 20k trek from Assiniboine Park on Saturday, June 9, 2012. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

The dreary weather on Saturday didn’t dampen the spirits of the nearly 600 walkers who took part in the fifth annual CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Challenge for Life.

The 20k walk raised critical funds and awareness for CancerCare Manitoba and their continued fight against cancer. Donations will fund patient services, support and research.

In excess of $950,000 was raised through the efforts of more than 12,000 donors.

The walk began at Assiniboine Park with a pre-walk warmup and opening ceremonies before making its way through several of Winnipeg’s oldest neighbourhoods. The roughly five-hour event wrapped up back at the park with entertainment.

The Challenge for Life has raised $4,685,000 for CancerCare Manitoba since beginning. Next year’s walk is Saturday, June 8, 2013.

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