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Easter Seals relay a success

The Money Mart Easter Seals 24-Hour Relay for the Kids raised $367,118 this past weekend for Island children with disabilities and a specialized summer camp at Shawnigan Lake.

Participants tested their endurance for 24 hours around the University of Victoria's Centennial stadium on Saturday and Sunday while being supported by more than 30,000 donors.

The Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society won the Top Mileage Award, running a total of 60 laps, while the Money Mart team took home the Best Team Spirit Award.

The annual event has raised nearly $8.5 million for Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan in its 19-year history. Last year, the camp hosted 300 children from across Vancouver Island.

 

 

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