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PALS walk raises $35,000

From left to right, Kathy Perry from Colonial, Terri Durrant from Butterfield & Vallis, Stacy Oughton, winner of the $750 travel voucher, Karen Dyer from PALS, Georgie Swayne, winner of $1,000 travel voucher, and Michael DeCouto from Clarien Bank

Cancer charity PALS raised $35,000 through its 29th annual Walk with Me for Cancer Care event on February 19.

A total of 600 people registered for the walk, which is the organisation’s major annual fundraiser, with proceeds going towards vital medical care, equipment and supplies for cancer patients in Bermuda.

Prizes were awarded this week to participants raising the most money. Georgie Swayne received a $1000 travel voucher for raising more than $1000 in pledges while Stacy Oughton won a $750 travel voucher in the draw for those raising more than $100 in pledges.

The final total raised will be confirmed when remaining outstanding pledges have been received. Walkers who have not yet returned their pledges to the Pals office are urged to do so as soon as possible.

Karen Dyer, Pals executive director, said: “We would like to thank everyone who turned out in such numbers to participate and Pals is extremely grateful for the support shown by the community. We would like to thank our dedicated volunteers and major sponsors Clarien Bank, Colonial Insurance and Butterfield & Vallis, and our patron, His Excellency Sir John Rankin, Governor of Bermuda. We would also like to express special thanks to Dennis Fox who provided music and Dequan Trott, Junior Town Crier, and Yves Paul who led participants in the warm-up exercises.”