Annual Walk the Block in 20 Shades of Pink raises $2,700

Among the 28 participants in the third annual Walk the Block in 20 Shades of Pink was five year-old Layla Bell (second from right in photo) who completed the 10 kilometre walk.

GORDON—A total of 28 participants took part in the third annual Walk the Block in 20 Shades of Pink, raising over $2,700 in funds that will go toward breast cancer research.

“I would like to thank everyone for coming out and taking part,” said organizer Bonnie Hore of the event held this past Saturday in Gordon. Participants collected pledges to take part in the 10 kilometre walk, with all participants, including five year-old Layla Bell, completing the entire 10 kilometre walk. Along with walkers, some participants rode their bicycles. And among those participants on hand was  Carol Hughes, MP for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing (AMK).

“I would like to thank everyone for taking part in the walk. I hope to see all of you back next year, and try to bring more new walkers with you,” said Ms. Hore at the lunch held after the walk. She said the goal by the 10th anniversary walk is 100 walkers. “Let’s hope that we save someone’s life with what we raised this year.”

Several prizes and door prizes were handed out at the luncheon and refreshments event held after the walk. A special prize was presented to Crystal Mossip and her team for raising the most money, $1,500. Ms. Mossip’s team included Charlene Sagon Panamick, Danielle Nakoochee and Kennady Nakoochee.

Ms. Hore also acknowledged the support the event received from local sponsors of prizes, kitchen lunch staff Lilly Hore and Allison Coulam, Donna Witty and Merle Idle, who were available with water and to provide transportation to those who weren’t going the full walk and Betty Lou Purvis and her assistant Ruby Croft who handled the pledges.