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Shore-to-shore marathon raises over $111K


Daily News staff

Publishing date: Oct 11, 2021

In a shore-to-shore marathon last week, a local man was able to raise more than $111,000 for the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent.

Starting at 3 a.m. on Thursday, Kevin Owen ran a total of 100 kilometres, departing from Mitchell’s Bay and taking a route through Wallaceburg, Dresden, Kent Bridge, Chatham, Blenheim and finally ending in Erieau.

Owen’s initial goal goal was $100,000, which he surpassed.

In a release, he admitted raising donations during the pandemic had been challenging but that running for a cause made things easy for everyone involved.

Owen’s personal goal was to finish in 15 hours, and he came close with a 16-hour finish, arriving in Erieau at Bayside Brewing.

Mike Genge, foundation president, said the money raised will go towards the social work and recreational programs, as well as music therapy.

Genge added he was “so grateful to Kevin for raising this money for our kids.”

Not all services at the Children’s Treatment Centre are covered by government funding and some are all funded by the treatment centre foundation.

Proceeds from this event “will mean families continue to receive connection, comfort and support by accessing these services,” the foundation added.


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