Second Annual Kidney Walk plans underway

The Second Annual Kidney Walk in 100 Mile House is slated to take place at Centennial Park on Aug. 19

Planning for the Second Annual Kidney Walk in 100 Mile House is well underway.

Organizer Dale Phelps says the walk is slated to take place at Centennial Park on Aug. 19, with registrations beginning at 9 a.m. and the walk to start at 10.

The aim is to raise awareness of the disease and The Kidney Foundation of Canada. Phelps says she would like people to come down to the park and show their support for the cause.

The walk will be led out of the park by the Williams Lake Pipe Band. Participants may walk or run as they wind their way around the 100 Mile Marsh Trail by the South Cariboo Visitor Centre and then make their way back to the park.

Phelps says part of the day’s entertainment has already been put together with the help of Rob Fry and New Age Entertainment. The 2012 Cariboo Idol contestants, Cheeky Lil’ Monkeys and Ben Johnson are already in the performance lineup, and additional performers are yet to be confirmed.

Phelps says they will have a silent auction table with many unique and sought-after items available to bid on.

She adds they are looking for more walkers, runners and entertainers to join in the event.

For more information, contact Phelps at 250-397-0023, e-mail onehundredmilehousewalk@kidney.bc.ca, locate them on Facebook, or check out the website at www.kidney.ca/bcwalk and click on the 100 Mile House link.