Wounded Warriors Vancouver Island run hits $165,000 mark
The wounded warriors run has raised $165,000 so far. (Photo taken by John W. Penner)
The Wounded Warriors run has hit another huge milestone.
The Vancouver Island wide run has raised $165,000 so far, and there are still three weeks left in its campaign to hit its fundraising goal of $250,000.
The seventh-annual run started on February 23rd in Port Hardy and continued down island with stops in Campbell River and the Comox Valley before winding up in Victoria on March 1st.
The run focuses on honouring and supporting Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families.
It also raises money for Wounded Warriors Canada programs on Vancouver Island, such as the Trauma Resiliency Program (TRP), COPE (Couples Overcoming PTSD Everyday), and the Service Dog Program which trains dogs and pairs them with a person with PTSD.
Every cent that is raised on Vancouver Island will go towards helping those who live on the island.