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Donations pour in for charities in Chatham-Kent, Terry Fox Runs

It appears Chatham-Kent residents were in a generous mood over the weekend.

First, on Friday, the 100 Men Who Care Chatham-Kent donated $10,600 to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation.

Then the Grand Parade in Chatham on Saturday ended up raising around $25,860 – eclipsing its goal of raising $20,000 to support local charities that provide essential care and services to aging Canadians.

Specifically, the programs supported by this year’s event were CHAP Transportation and the Community Counseling Program, both offered by Family Service Kent.

Meanwhile, some of the early fundraising totals are for a handful of the Terry Fox Runs that took place over the weekend and those totals also exceeded expectations.

In its first in-person run since the pandemic began, Dresden Terry Fox Run officials said it once again topped the $50,000 mark.

A Facebook post from the group said Sunday afternoon that they had raised at least $51,095.55 and more donations were still being tallied.

Total fundraising for the Terry Fox Run in Blenheim exceeded $20,000, in Tilbury organizers said they raised over $15,000, in Wallaceburg organizers said they raised over $19,000, and the Chatham and Ridgetown fundraisers were both online only this year and took in nearly $3,000 combined.

More fundraising totals will be added and updated as this information becomes available.

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