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Step Up for Life adds 5K fun run

May 27 event to support Pregnancy & Wellness Centre of Moncton

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
May 25, 2017

MONCTON, N.B. – For 30 years the Pregnancy & Wellness Centre of Moncton has been serving women and their families as they face parenting and prenatal needs. On Saturday, May 27, the community will be able to show its support by taking part in the annual Step Up for Life walk/run.
It is the first time the event has added a fun run to the popular walk, according to Connie Thurber, the centre’s executive director.
“As a not-for-profit organization, we depend totally on support from our community – through fundraising,” said Thurber. “Our Step Up event has always been one of the major fundraisers.”

The annual Step Up for Life fundraiser for the Pregnancy & Wellness Centre of Moncton will include a 5K fun run for the first time year on Saturday, May 27.

Photo courtesy of the Pregnancy & Wellness Centre of Moncton

Participants pick up sponsor sheets and raise funds for the centre, which offers educational classes, material supplies, information on medically accurate pregnancy options, and limited health care options such as testing, assessment, and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, as well as medical confirmation of pregnancy.
“Our goal is to provide accurate pregnancy-related support and limited health care services for individuals of all genders and ages,” said Thurber.
By adding the fun run option this year, she said they hope to reach a younger donor base and make the event attractive to the ever-growing community.
The run will take place on a 5K course, which Thurber described as “beginner level”, starting and finishing at the Moncton Wesleyan Church on St. George Blvd. The route will include a short distance on a sidewalk and the remainder through Centennial Park. The walk will be a 2K route.
The organizers are expecting about 100 participants for the entire walk/run, and Thurber said they would be happy to see at least 10 for the run, being it’s first year.
For more information on Step Up for Life, visit here .