Global Edmonton is hosting a Fort McMurray fundraiser called “5 for the Fort” Tuesday night.
For a minimum five dollar contribution, you can walk or run five kilometers with five Global News anchors. Evening anchor Nancy Carlson came up with the idea. “As someone who likes to run, I know that the running community is just so giving. Going for a run, or going for a walk is not a big deal. Like you just go and do it. And if we can just go and do something like this, and make a minimum five dollar donation to the Red Cross, it’s just so easy.”
She says you don’t have to be embarrassed even if you are the slowest in the run or walk. “There’s no pressure. You just show up and do the event, and that’s all. It’s just so simple. And that’s what we wanted, just to make it as easy as possible for people to participate.
She says you can just come down and donate if you’d prefer!
They’re meeting at 6:30 Tuesday night by the Kinsman Sports Centre for registrations, then the run starts at 7 PM.
Donations go to the Red Cross. (eb)