It’s hoped to have as many as 1,000 participants in this years annual Wildstone Colours4Kids fundraiser for the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre. (Western News File)

Colours4Kids spring fundraiser run for OSNS is taking shape

Organizers are working hard to secure a celebrity guest for the June run

Organizers of the annual Wildstone Colours4Kids run are working hard to confirm a new celebrity guest for the fundraiser.

While a guest has yet to be confirmed, Julie Read of Wildstone told the Western News they’re “definitely working on that.”

“It’s always our goal to have one, so we’ll see what happens,” Read said.

Last year, Oliver-raised actor Cody Kearsley made an appearance at the event. Kearsley plays Moose on the Netflix series Riverdale.

The year before, National Hockey League star defenceman Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks was the special guest.

Related: NHL’er Keith hoping to raise awareness

This is the fourth year the Wildstone construction company has been involved as the main event sponsor, in support of the Okanagan Simikameen Neurological Society (OSNS) Child and Youth Development Centre.

“We hear that it’s a lot of fun. Everyone enjoys themselves and it’s a great, great day for everyone to get out and support the OSNS,” said Read. “It has really grown in popularity over the years.

“The first year we got involved we had about 500 people participate. Last year our goal was 750 and we had over 800 people, so this year our goal is going to be 1,000 people out to the run,” Read added. “We’re confident we can meet that goal, the more people we get out the more money we can raise for OSNS.”

Related: Record attendance for Colour4Kids

The date of this year’s Penticton Colours4Kids run is set for June 9.

The fundraiser was launched in 2013 by Sinclaire Lovett, one year after her sister Bronwyn died at age 18 from a mitochondrial disease.

Information will be available in the coming weeks on the Colours4Kids Facebook page.


 

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The annual Wildstone Colours4Kids event in support of the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre goes June 9. (Western News File)

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