By Lethbridge Herald on July 2, 2015.
It was a sea of red at Henderson Lake on Wednesday, as women and men hiked up their skirts for the Running in a Red Dress fundraiser for Interfaith Food Bank.
About 150 runners showed their Canada Day pride by dressing in red clothing for the five-kilometre run.
The run has become a tradition every Canada Day for at least five years.
Participants brought a donation of food or funds, raising a combined total of over $1,200 for Interfaith Food Bank.
“It’s a good way to bring everybody together and celebrate Canada Day, with a little bit of fundraising,” said Kaitlynn Weaver, Interfaith Food Bank summer events co-ordinator. “People have been very, very generous with food and cash. It’s exciting to see how generous the community is.”
Decked out in a multi-coloured halter dress, Tyler Keraiff prepared for his fifth year running in the event.
Every year he wears a dress, or a miniskirt, and said it adds an element of fun, all for a good cause.
“You girls go through a lot to look good,” he said with a laugh. “It’s a lot of fun, though. It’s a great cause for the Interfaith Food Bank, and everyone’s out here to have a good time and celebrate our country’s birthday.”
Weaver said having events such as this in the summer remind the community that the need for assistance exists all year long.
“In summer, kids are out of school, and there may be families needing that extra help so it’s good to have events like this,” she said, adding there is always room for more volunteers or donations.
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