• Dawn Riley

2nd Annual Stronger For Her Virtual 5K Coming Up

Lloydminster Interval Home Society will be holding their second Stronger for Her Powered by Bioclean Disaster Services Virtual 5k Walk/Run/Bike Fundraising event this June. With a goal of raising $20,000 this vital fundraiser will assist the Society in continuing to provide their existing programs and services to Lloydminster and the surrounding communities.

Introduced last year, the challenge has undergone some changes that year, which will hopefully attract more participants to sign up and get active while supporting an indispensable organization. Last year’s successful event was organized in a very short period of time, with no outside partnerships when it became obvious that the Society’s annual Children’s Gala was not going to be able to happen. Leanne Wildeman, Resource Development Manager stated that this year’s planning began in January and has become a community involved event with sponsorships and support from Bioclean Disaster Services, Synergy Credit Union, Grindin Gears, SmileWorks, Nissan Lloydminster, and Can-Do Auto and Lube. The Society wanted to engage local sponsors in an effort to attract more participants to the event.

Wildeman said that flexibility is key in attracting participants, with five days to complete the 5 kilometers, people have the ability to be active according to their schedule and what works best for their lifestyle.

Here’s how it works; participants who register to complete the 5 k will be given access to a fundraising platform where they can send their supporters to donate in an effort to help raise a minimum goal of $150. Between June 9 and 13, participants complete their 5 km walk/run/ride and record it virtually. They can go at their own pace on their schedule, not just in one set time, Wildeman says selfies are encouraged while completing activities, and can be posted on social media with the hashtag #strongerforher. Each registrant will receive a grab bag and t-shirt.

Wildeman noted that Lloydminster is an incredibly supportive community of any event the Society has held, and she hopes that the ease of access and flexibility of this event will help encourage over 200 people to participate. She stated that it is open to anyone in the surrounding areas, the Interval Home does provide service to all communities within 150 km of Lloydminster, and welcomes members from all surrounding places to join the challenge.

Visit the Lloydminster Interval Home Society webpage for more information and to sign up, or contact them at 780-808-5282 ext 2003 (leave a message).



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