West Kootenay Glacier Challenge tops $125K to help fight MS

first_imgAt this rate MS (Multiple sclerosis) has not chance of surviving.Almost 90 riders took to the highways in and around Nelson, Slocan, New Denver and Kaslo to raise more than $125,000 at the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge this past weekend.”So far this year we have raised over $125,000,” said organizer Leona Dimock. “And our five-year total is approximately $470,000.”Dimock said there was a total of 93 fundraiser, to which 88 rode the 222 kilometer course from New Denver to Nelson Saturday, and then onto Kaslo before concluding the challenge in New Denver Sunday. Top Fundraiser is Richard James of New Denver with over $14,000 in cash raised.Top team was the Rear Guard contingent of Jim and Nancy Noiles, Doug Noiles, P’Nina Shames and Lorne Westnedge.The team raised more than $20,000 to garner The Nelson Daily prize for the top fundraising team.Approximately 70 percent of the riders come from the West Kootenays with the rest of the participant coming from the East Kootenays, Central BC, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Alberta, and one from Ontario.last_img

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