The Cochrane Kiwanis Club has created a walkathon that allows participants to support the cause of their choice.
The 5k walk is being held on Sept. 25 starting at 10 a.m. from the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre.
Kiwanis president Ron Gosselin says it's a win-win situation for the Kiwanis and participants. Those 14 and over pay a $25 registration fee (it's free for those under 14) to participate and the Kiwanis Club, in turn, provides the tools they need to raise funds.
It helps not only the Kiwanis, but it helps all the other organizations that may want to do some fundraising for their cause," says Gosselin. "We're talking about a school group. we're talking about a sports club, you know, all kinds of different organizations or somebody may want to support the Ukrainian refugees. It's a way for them not to bother and try to organize their own event and just fold into this one."
He gives the example of Humanity's Promise Int'l, one organization that has already decided to participate.
"So, they'll get something like 20 to 30 walkers that will register on the Kiwanis site, then those walkers will get a pledge form to go and solicit their pledges, and they will settle the amount collected directly with Humanity's Promise."
He says measures will be put in place to ensure the money collected goes to charity.
For more information, or to register, go here.