Kids Running for Kids coming to Harrison

Williams Lake children planning beach side stop on way to BC Children's Hospital

Harrison’s beachfront is always full of the sounds of happy children in the summer. But on July 4, there will be some extra special cheering for a special bunch of kids planning to visit.

Kids Running for Kids are leaving Williams Lake this Saturday, June 30, by foot. They’ll be running all the way to BC Children’s Hospital, a trip that’s expected to end on July 7. When they stop in Harrison Hot Springs next Wednesday for a well deserved rest, the Village is planning a warm welcome.

The group of kids, ages six to 18, will be lead into town by bagpipes at 1 p.m., with a run shortly after. There will be entertainment for the crowd, and Mayor Leo Facio is hoping residents turn out to cheer the kids on.

They are raising money for BC Children’s Hospital along the way, to give back to the organization that many of them have used themselves. Logan had a cleft pallette operation, Marcus had tubes in his ears, Parker lives with Juvenile Diabetes, Isabelle was born 14 weeks premature and Jakob has a cochclear implant.  And those are just a few of the stories of children in the group.

Their initial goal was to raise $25,000, but they’ve already almost doubled that amount.

Harrison Hot Springs Mayor Leo Facio mentioned at a recent council meeting he is hoping that the residents come out to support the group.

To show the group support, join in the welcoming at the plaza July 4 at 1 p.m. at the Plaza.

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