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Fitness-A-Thon for Kade McBurney


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Blog by Bettina Reid | January 20th, 2012


I help out each year at Hillcrest Elementary in Cloverdale where both of our girls went to elementary school. That is where I 1st heard about the McBurney family and what they are going through.

Every parents worst nightmare is losing a child...they are meant to out live us not the other way around.

Kade McBurney is a grade 1 student that attended Hillcrest Elementary school before he became too ill to go to school. He has been diagnosed with inoperable cancer. I was touched by the outpouring of well wishes that seemed to go through the halls of Hillcrest while I was there. Not a day went by where I didn't hear about someone helping out the family. From what I could tell the community support has been incredible. I was touched by the support of such a small community.

The support continues as local Cloverdale resident and business owner Clare Materi and her business partner prepare for tomorrow's fitness-a-thon to help raise money for the family. Their goal is to raise enough money to help cover a couple months worth of mortgage payments as the McBurney family has taken time off to spend it with Kade. The fitness-a-thon runs Saturday January 21, 2012 from 8am-2pm.

For more information visit the the Live 2 Play Fitness website:

http://www.live2playfitness.ca/index.html