Giving the gift of life one step at a time

Ponoka was well represented at the 2008 Give the Gift of Life Run and Walk on Sept. 7 in Red Deer. Mary Schultz, 76 years old, walked with her team, “Mary’s Marchers” made up of four generations of her family. The team raised a total of $3,150 for the cause.

Mary’s Marchers  represented Ponoka in the 2008 Give the Gift of Life Fun Run and Walk in Red Deer on Sept. 7.

Mary’s Marchers represented Ponoka in the 2008 Give the Gift of Life Fun Run and Walk in Red Deer on Sept. 7.

Ponoka was well represented at the 2008 Give the Gift of Life Run and Walk on Sept. 7 in Red Deer. Mary Schultz, 76 years old, walked with her team, “Mary’s Marchers” made up of four generations of her family. The team raised a total of $3,150 for the cause. Schultz has been on dialysis for almost three years and is not eligible for a kidney transplant, so she takes each day as it comes and lives life to the fullest.

Stan and Glenda Orlesky of Ponoka also took part in the walk as a member of team Donald’s Darlin’s raising $4,319 for the Kidney Foundation.

Steve Whitecotton, a former kidney patient, walked the full two kilometers to help raise funds for the cause and brought in just over $1,500.

There were 120 people who participated in the run and walk and all together raised $45,800.

Participants had the option of running five kilometers or walking two km and the funds raised during the run and walk go to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.