Dare to Care fun run slated

The annual event raises funds in support of Cares Counselling and Restoration Services.

Cares Counselling and Restoration Services in Abbotsford has set a goal of $60,000 for its fifth annual walk/run on Saturday, Oct. 20.

The Co-operators Dare to Care event takes place at Rotary Stadium, 32470 Haida Drive. The warm-up begins at 8:45 a.m., followed at 9 a.m. by the 5-km fun run/walk and the 10-km challenge.

Special guests include Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman and Abbotsford Heat mascot Hawkey.

Cares executive director Don Huston said the bulk of the funds raised through the event will come from what is being called the Dollar to Dollar Challenge.

A group of eight individuals has agreed to match funds raised through registration fees, pledges and donations – up to a total of $28,000.

Cares provides counselling services at subsidized rates to its clients. It is located at 103 2790 Gladwin Rd.

To register, for more information or to make a donation, drop in to the office, visit daretocarenow.ca or call 604-853-8916.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the fun run is asked to send an email to cares.info@gmail.com.