Spunky sister leads the way for Victoria Marathon fundraising
Sister Lucy Dumont tops the list of 2012 fundraisers from the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, having pulled in $9,063 of the $325,000 total.
Marathon officials released the final figures on Wednesday morning.
Dumont, a spunky octogenarian and member of the Sisters of St. Ann, walked the eight-kilometre road race. She directed all her funds to the Mount St. Mary Foundation – the Sisters founded the old Mount St. Mary Hospital in 1941.
Dumont’s fundraising work is legendary within the seven-year-old Victoria Marathon charity pledge program. She has raised thousands of dollars in pledges since first walking the half marathon a few years ago.
Next to Dumont, Katherine Hart pulled in $5,050 for the B.C. Cancer Foundation, Evan Fagan raised $3,845 for the Mount St. Mary Foundation and Mei-Sheng Shanks raised $3,775 for the B.C. Cancer Foundation.
There are 24 official Victoria Marathon charities.