This past weekend was both a weekend to end cancer and one to remember for a Fort St. John resident.
Kathryn Baverstock walked 60 kilometers over two days in the annual Weekend to End Women’s Cancers celebrating the achievement with her friends and family.
Baverstock, who initially signed up for the walk back in December, says she got the idea to complete the walk from a friend who participated in something similar in the United States. With a little persuasion, Baverstock also got her sister on board as well.
Part of the requirements to participate in the walk is to raise money for the B.C. Cancer Foundation, and Baverstock did just that; in fact, she had to increase her fundraising goal three times as she kept matching it. Initially aiming to raise $3,500, she eventually raised closer to $8,500 and thanks everyone who helped reach her goals.
Her team also matched her fundraising talents, and ended up contributing close to $17,000 over all and because of teams like hers, the weekend ended up raising $2 million for cancer research in the province.
And while Baverstock does admit that most of the money will stay down south, she does point out some will come up north, as research is universal and will eventually make its way up to the North Peace.
Now that she has finished the distance, she would like to thank the amazing support of her community, friends, and family.
For more information on Baverstock’s journey or if interested in helping out in the future, visit The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers’ official website.