Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Great Turn-Out for David J. Hopkins Memorial Walk for MD

The David J. Hopkins Walk for Muscular Dystrophy raised over $18, 000.

It was held in Goose Bay on Saturday, June 5th.

Karyn Hopkins is the Coordinator for the event.

She says this is the second year for the walk.

A group of about 10 people started fundraising for the walk in March, shortly after Karyn’s brother passed away from the disease.

They held many fundraisers for the walk; selling tickets on baskets, hosting dances and can collections.

During the walk, the local drum-dancers lead the way for dozens of people who made their way to the Fire Station where a barbecue was held.

Hopkins said a fish pond and face painting were held for the children.

Prizes were given to those who raised the most money for the cause.

Hopkins herself came in 1st, raising $1157, 2nd place winner Mary Murphy raised $1065 and 3rd place went to Karen Mitchell who raised a total of $1055.

In all, over $18, 000 was raised for Muscular Dystrophy awareness to date.

The final total will be announced on Friday.

Hopkins thinks it was an excellent turn-out and is very pleased with the outcome.

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