Proceeds from Child Development Centre Run hit historic high

The final tally is in—and it’s the biggest one yet.  As the result of tremendous community support, the 2015 Child Development Centre (CDC) Run raised more than $34,000 in April, funds that will help to support hundreds of children, youth and families in our region with special needs.

The Run shot past last year’s total by almost $10,000.  In total, the Run event has now raised just over $203, 000 for specialized equipment and programs that support children and youth who have physical, neurological or developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and autism.

A total of 312 runners and walkers of all ages and abilities hit city streets on April 12 for the 19th annual event, which features a kid-sized 1 km run plus 5km and 10km walk/run events.  For participants and donors alike, the event is an opportunity to contribute to the greater independence of children and adolescents served by CDC programs. 

One family member expressed deep thanks, saying that the great staff and caring attitude of the CDC staff “have made a world of difference in our grandson’s life and those of my son and daughter-in-law.”

“What a wonderful outcome and what a fantastic event!” says CDC Director Margaret van Beers.  “We thank everyone who participated and all those hardworking members of the Run organizing committee.  The event went off without a hitch and just keeps getting better every year.”

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