Inaugural Daffodil Dash raises more than $2,000

Inaugural Daffodil Dash raises more than $2,000

Event first for Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation after merger

Thirty participants turned out for the inaugural Daffodil Dash, Saturday, April 29.

Runners and walkers laced up to raise funds for cancer research and support services for those living with cancer. The five-km and 10-km walk/run kicked off under sunny skies at McKinnon Park in Cranbrook.

$2,020 was raised at the event and is being designated for Breast Cancer research and support services.

The Dash was celebrating a new Chapter for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). Earlier this year, the CCS and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation merged forces to increase operation efficiencies.

First to cross the finish in the Five Kilometre challenge was Alaina Weltz, while the 10 Kilometre champion was Lisa Barnes.

“All the participants completed their goals, and some even went back on the course to get a few more kilometres in, said Jenn Smith, Annual Giving Coordinator with the CCS.

The CCS offered a special thank you to Gingers Legacy for hosting the BBQ, and other community supporters — Abreast in the Rockies, Curves, Max’s Place, Eknow, Key City Theatre and Coast Lethbridge Hotel. Donation to the Daffodil Dash can still be made online cancer.ca/daffodildash or at the Canadian Cancer Society office at 202 – 105 9th Avenue South in Cranbrook.