This year’s virtual Neon Night Fun Run was a great success, raising $34,013 for childhood cancer research. The event wrapped up on Saturday, September 19, with a video broadcast on Facebook, announcing this year’s grand total. Top fundraisers were Jessica Coughlan, from the Hammer Time group; Lisa Neil, from Gee’s Gang; and Bryan Cronk, from Get Cronk’d Fitness Studio.
This year’s funds were raised through the walk/run/roll, poster contest, home/business decorating competition, and an online silent auction.
“This money would not have been raised without the incredible support from everyone involved,” said Neon Night Chair, Yvonne Lane.
Alison Payne, of the Canadian Cancer Society, says it was really exciting to watch the money roll in over the course of the event, which spanned from September 1-18. “It speaks to the importance of the event in the community,” she says. “It’s going to impact children’s lives and make treatment more bearable.”
The Neon Night team is already looking forward to next year’s event, when they hope they will be able to see everyone in person. “So, mark your calendars for September 18, 2021.”
Neon Night is still taking donations to support childhood cancer research. To donate go to: www.cancer.ca/neonnightkemptville.