The weather was cold, drizzly and was turning to light snow by the time the Stash Dash was finished Saturday morning. Organizer Heidi McLaren said, “We have some real troopers in this town!” because a number of youth and adults turned out to participate in the ‘Stash Dash’.
A five kilometre route had been set, with ‘staches’ hidden along the way. Pledges of $30 or more ensured a commemorative t-shirt. All youth that completed the route received a free bowling and shoe rental from the newly opened Roxy Bowling Centre.
Heidi offered, “A special thank you to everyone who joined me in supporting this very important cause. Raising awareness for Men’s Health extends from physical health to mental health. If you or your husband, brother, father, son etc. are showing any signs of illness….GO TO THE DOCTOR. Don’t be stubborn or don’t put it off.” She continued, “Men are just simply dying too young. Everyone had the opportunity to run, walk, or cycle for a loved one today. Cheers to my very special cousin Rob Powell. You will be forever missed and certainly never forgotten… until next year!”
St. Joseph School also did a fundraiser, and TransCanada Chrysler who was the main sponsor also had pledges. The grand total raised for Movember is still being calculated.