ST. GEORGE – It’s time once again for the Walk Cause We Care for Charlotte County Cancer. Each year, hundreds of people get out and walk to raise money for people in the area who are dealing with cancer. The money is used for transportation to medical appointments and other expenses related to their care. Winnie Paul, one of the organizers of the event, said this year’s date will be Saturday, Oct. 2. The St. George walk will begin at Magaguadavic Place, and the walk in St. Stephen will begin at Guardian Drugs.
“We’re walking from St. George and St. Stephen,” said Paul. “We register at 9 (a.m.). The precautions because of COVID what we’re asking our teams to do for their safety, is to do the same as we did last year. The captain will register. As soon as the captain registers, they will go back to their teams and they can do their walk anywhere they choose.”
Charlotte County Cancer formed more than 50 years ago, and Paul joined the organization for personal reasons. She had cancer in 2002, and her brother-in-law also developed brain cancer at the same time. Until he receive help from Charlotte County Cancer, Paul had never heard about the organization. In order to pay it forward, she joined so she could help others who are battling cancer. The Walk Cause We Care began 19 years ago, and to date, they have raised more than $1.5 million.
“All the money stays in Charlotte County,” said Paul. “One hundred percent goes to helping our neighbours with cancer. We donate to Charlotte County Cancer. The people in Charlotte County are so generous and they just dig really dig into their pockets to help support us. It’s not just us. It’s for everything. It blows my mind. Next year, we will do a big walk because it’s our 20th anniversary.”
If you would like to take part in Walk Cause We Care, please visit www.charlottecountycancer.com/ccc_news.html for a registration form and pledge sheets.