Mon, June 13, 2005
By TODD SAELHOF, CALGARY SUN
Tired and delirious Albertans ran, walk, crawled and danced their way across the finish line yesterday to raise more than $135,000 in the 2005 Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay.
About 1,000 people took part to help raise money starting Saturday at 10 a.m., marking what Easter Seals executive director Susan Law deemed another triumphant year.
"It was definitely a success," Law said.
"It's not just wonderful because of the money raised, but because of the coming together of all the people and spending 24 hours together."
The total raised over two decades is now more than $5 million.
Leading the pack in fundraising this year was Century 21 The Professionals Ltd. and a military reserve team dubbed the Calgary Sappers, collecting $11,000 and $7,000 through pledges in the corporate and recreation divisions respectively.
The proceeds fund Easter Seals Camp Horizon, a year-round residential camp near Bragg Creek specializing in outdoor- and adventure-based programs for those with serious illnesses and physical and developmental disabilities.
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