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More than 100 people raced, strolled or casually jogged through Springbank Park on Sunday (Oct. 14) to go the distance for learning disabilities.
This is the fourth edition of the 5-km walk/run and has grown from just 34 participants and raising a little more than $750 to collecting more than $7,500 this time around.
Prizes were handed out for the fastest times for adults and kids, as well as a gift for the top fundraiser, who brought in close to $1,000.
Money raised through the event goes to the Learning Disabilities Association of London Region (LDA-LR), which offers programs, individual coaching, advocacy and community resources to help people with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and their families.
Locally, almost half of all identified students in the Thames Valley District School Board and London District Catholic School Board have a learning disability designation, according to the LDALR.
“It’s two degrees of separation,” said Tracy Fawdry, executive director of LDALR, about London residents knowing someone with a learning disability.
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