January 28, 2015 - 10:49 AM
KAMLOOPS - With less than a month to go the organizer of a local fundraiser aimed at raising awareness for those living on the street is hoping at least another 200 walkers will sign up for the event.
Carol Paulsen says she is hoping to have 300 walkers take part in the Coldest Night of the Year walk this year, which would bring the total number to about 50 more walkers than in 2014. With 20 teams and 85 walkers registered online and just over three weeks to go before the walk she is hoping more people will soon join.
Online totals are currently about 10 per cent of the $40,000 goal, but only represents a small portion of what is usually donated. Paulsen notes anyone who is unable to walk but would like to support the New Life Mission can donate as well.
Coldest Night of the Year is a walk around downtown Kamloops on the from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21. There are rest stop along the route with shelters, bathroom facilities, snacks and warm drinks and a light meal is served at New Life Mission for walkers and volunteers.
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