Hundreds lined up for the start of the 35th Annual Edward I Moses Walk/Run for Life, which raised more than $75,000 for efforts to battle cancer in St. Lawrence County.
CANTON -- The 35th Annual Edward I Moses Walk/Run for Life raised more than $75,000 on Sunday for the battle in St. Lawrence County against cancer.
On a “pick-of-the-weather” day, 345 participants raised just over $75,000 in the annual fundraiser, bringing the total raised in the event’s 35-year history to more than $1,300,000.
Seventeen participants raised over $1,000 each, with Sami Curtis (Douglas C. Hartson Award and Roscoe Stowell Jr. Award, most raised by a student) leading the group with $4,268.
Earning awards were Braden Garrow (Duane Garrow Memorial Award for most money raised by a participant 12 or under), Edwards Knox Central (Ryan Saidel Award for most money raised by a school group), Norwood-Norfolk Central (Bonnie Hayden Award, second-most by school group), and Melissa Deso (Terri Curtis Memorial Award for reaching over $10,000 in her years of participation).
Kinney Drugs store # 10 will retain the Nort Taylor Award (Top Kinney Drugs store), and Sylvia Bell received the Shirley Kirk Memorial Award.
Sami Curtis, Melissa Deso, Warren Dyke, Beverly Sabad, Jean Hayes, Nicole Murdie, Cindy Murdie, Tammy Campbell, Jill Mouthrop, Elaine Perry, Reggie Murdie, Braden Garrow, Nancy Garrand, Brent Deso, Sylvia Bell, and Bonnie Ashley will have their names listed on the Silver-Elite plaque for raising over $1,000.
Team Eric raised $19,276 (Richard E. Winter Award for top group) to bring their team total to over $60,000 in their years of participation.
A total of 44 teams walked in memory of or in dedication to friends or family battling cancer with the following teams raising over $1500: Team Eric (Murdie), Shine’s Girls (Sabad), Team Terri (Curtis), Walking for Walt (Zeller), Team Mark Whyte, Team Perry, The 30 Milers, Edwards-Knox Central Team, and Ryan’s (Saidel) Team.
Combining the event as a part of the Healthy Living Festival, coordinated by Mike Guimond and radio Stations 95.3-The Wolf, ESPN 1400am, and 92.7-WQTKfm, proved to make for an interesting, informative, and fun day for all attending.
All of the money raised will stay in St. Lawrence County to help those in the area as they need help in their encounters with cancer.
“Thanks to all sponsors, participants, helpers, workers, and especially the donors to the participants,” the organizers said. “Enjoy those long sleeve t-shirts and we look for your support again in 2014.