The 7th Annual “Argus Walks the Walk with the Centre on Philanthropy 5K” fundraiser will be held on February 28th, it was announced recently.
Participants can enter for a registration fee of $25, $20 of which will go towards your charity of choice. The remaining $5 is donated to support Volunteer.bm, the Centre on Philanthropy’s web portal that connects volunteers with local charities.
For best results, participants can register as teams and walk together to support the same charity, ultimately raising more money. Prizes will be awarded to the largest youth, non-profit and corporate teams as well as to the teams with the best coordinated outfits, best choreography and best cheer.
Starting with a warmup at 8:15 AM, the walk begins and ends in front of the Argus building on Wesley Street.
Elaine Butterfield, Executive Director of The Centre on Philanthropy, thanked Argus for their “ongoing sponsorship of this unique fundraising event.”
“Last year, 1,094 people participated in the walk raising $34,438 in support of 125 charities. We encourage all charities to take advantage of this excellent fundraiser. Register today and help us to have an even more impactful event this year!” she said.
“The event is a fun way to promote walking as a part of a healthy lifestyle and it offers the community a unique way to donate to charity. I encourage you to register with friends, family or colleagues and enjoy a community walk in support of your favourite cause,” said Michelle Jackson, Executive Vice President, Group Insurance of the Argus Group
To register online for the Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy 5K, visit www.racedayworld.com. Alternatively, walkers can register in person at The Centre on Philanthropy at Sterling House, 16 Wesley Street, Hamilton.
The registration deadline is 5pm on Friday, February 26 and the first 1,200 registrants will receive a free Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy T-shirt, which can be collected from the Argus Building between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, February 27.