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UPDATE: $10,000 Raised Through C4K Colour Runs
UPDATE: $10,000 Raised Through C4K Colour Runs

(Pictured above: Participants run through "colour stations" at the "Lucky 7 Colour Run" in Brockville.)

(Cornwall & Brockville) – An incredible $8,500 was raised this past weekend at the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Champions for Kids Foundation (C4K) 7th annual fun run/walk events, held in Cornwall and Brockville.

**UPDATE: Due to some last-minute donations, the total amount raised for this event is $10,000!**

The “Lucky 7 Colour Run” held at Gray’s Creek in Cornwall on June 6, and Memorial Park in Brockville on June 7, attracted almost 450 participants of all ages.

Participants ran/walked one or five-kilometres through “colour stations.” The colour – a powder made from cornstarch and food colouring – was tossed onto willing participants by volunteers. Participants were encouraged to wear white to act as a canvas that would collect colour throughout the race.

Areas were also marked for those who wanted to stay colour-free.

The “Golden Shoe Award” was presented to teams that showed the most spirit at each event. The first spirit award went to a group of students participating in Cornwall from Laggan Public School called the “Laggan Lassies,” while the second went to a Brockville team called “The Knights of New Hope.” Eamer’s Corners Public School Grade 2 student Timothy Myers also received a spirit award.

Participants in Brockville also enjoyed live music from the Brockville Lions Steel Band.

Event co-chairs Jennifer Suggars and Abigail Fontaine (Cornwall) and Christopher Hannah and Trevor Holme (Brockville) would like to recognize a number of organizations for their sponsorships and donations:

· The Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education and Training donated $2,000

· Cornwall Seaway Lions Club donated $1,000

· TD Canada Trust in Cornwall donated $500

· TD Canada Trust at the Brockville Shopping Centre sponsored three teams from Lyn Public School, Toniata Public School and Westminster Public School

· Canadian Tire Brockville donated a bike to be raffled

· Kim Major of Cornwall donated a bike to be raffled

· Tim Hortons Brockville donated coffee and Timbits

· The Real Canadian Superstore in Brockville donated water

· Bell Media – 104.9 JR FM and 103.9 BOB FM broadcasted live

· Promotional Concepts in Brockville donated lanyards for medals

· Westminster Public School students created the medals

· Bill Lister provided medical support in Cornwall

· St. John Ambulance provided first aid response services in Brockville

· Rudolph 2000 donated cornstarch

· TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education donated food colouring

· Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School culinary teachers John Ciampaglia and Christine Hickey, as well as their students created the powder colour mixture

· The Cornwall Multisport Club offered the use of their materials

· The City of Cornwall and the City of Brockville for providing the event locations

“Why live life in black and white when colour is just a smile away,” said Fontaine.

Photographs from the event can be found on the C4K Facebook Page.

C4K is a charity formed in January 2008 to discreetly help level the playing field for our local children and their families. Although our main focus is to assist families in allowing their children to participate in sports, arts and other fun activities outside of school hours, we also meet unique needs like covering minor medical expenses (i.e. eyeglasses), providing gas cards to parents with a child in the hospital, or purchasing a winter coat for a child who needs warmth. All assistance is kept confidential.

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For more information, please call:

Jennifer Suggars

Cornwall Event Co-Chair/Teacher

Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School

613-932-8360

jennifer.suggars@ucdsb.on.ca

Christopher Hannah

Brockville Event Co-Chair/Principal

Westminster Public School

613-345-5552

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