An idea to help fund diabetes research has gone national.
Now in its third year, The Cash Store Freedom Run is looking to raise $7 million in seven years for the Canadian Diabetes Association.It originally started in Edmonton, where the company's head office is, but the success of the events has grown to cities across the country.
Around 25 people headed to Boulevard Lake Sunday for the Thunder Bay portion of the event. Diabetes association intern Lindsay Woodruff said that's way up from the eight people they had last year.
"It's getting better every year," she said.
Cash Store branch manager Jamie Sebesta said seeing how the event has grown not just in Thunder Bay but across Canada shows they're heading in the right direction.
"It's been great," she said. "We've actually been able to expand.
The local event raised around $500. Participants could walk or run either a three or five kilometre route for the cause.
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