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Cruisin’ Down the Crescent Set for Sunday

June 6, 2014 9:46 AM | News

Children's Rehabilitation FoundationThe largest fundraiser of the year for the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation is set for Sunday.

Rain or shine, the 18th Annual RBC Cruisin’ Down the Crescent will aim to raise $175,000.

About 1,000 people are registered to walk, jog, bike and wheel down Wellington Crescent shortly after 9 a.m. The 10 km event will begin at the foundation’s office at 633 Wellington and make its way to the gates of Assiniboine Park and back.

A free BBQ lunch for participants will conclude the day with live entertainment, a kiddie zone, silent auction, raffles and musicians.

Olympic gold medallist Jill Officer will also be in attendance.

In the past 17 years, the event has raised $785,000 to buy specialized equipment for children with disabilities and special needs and fund specialized recreation programs for children with disabilities in Manitoba.