Get up, get moving for two good causes

Gather pledges for a good cause and get ready to skate or walk laps during the Move-a-thon next weekend.

  • Feb. 2, 2011 7:00 a.m.

Gather pledges for a good cause and get ready to skate or walk laps during the Move-a-thon next weekend.

Organized by the Castlegar Selkirk Lions, the first annual Move-a-thon aims to provide donations to a number of community organizations.

“You choose who you want to walk for,” Joanne Baker, secretary for the Lions said.

Participants can gather pledges until the day of the event on Feb. 12. Fifty per cent of the funds raised will go to the organization of their choice, and the other 50 per cent will go to the Lions, who will then in turn donate to Habitat for Humanity.

But don’t worry about separating your donations.

“If everyone can bring the total amount of money that Saturday morning, the Lions will write the cheque to the organization.”

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and participants are invited to skate or complete a walking route at the Complex.

“You can stay as long as you want,” Baker said.

However, she understands people are busy and may not have time to collect pledges.

“If you don’t want to collect pledges you can come that day and drop money in the jar and all the money will go to Habitat,” she said.

During the event, there will be spot draws to win prizes as well. Baker said some of the themes will be Valentine’s and Flag Day, since the fundraiser is so close to both holidays.

Donations of cash are preferred, but cheques are accepted if they’re made out to the Castlegar Selkirk Lions.

Pledge forms can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce, the Community Complex or from any Lions member.

“We would like everybody to come out,” Baker said. “It’s a healthy choice.”

For more information, contact Luc at 250-365-6861 or Joanne at 250-365-3884.

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