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HMCS Charlottetown crew runs to grant wishes for P.E.I. children

Members of the HMCS Charlottetown team, along with “The Boot”, gather around the bell at the Confederation Centre Public Library on Monday, preparing for the 16th annual HMCS Charlottetown “Run for Wishes”, a charitable effort centered upon a volunteer relay run across the Island. Funds raised go to the Children’s Wish Foundation in Charlottetown. This year’s event runs from July 17-21 and the goal is to raise between $35,000-40,000. From left: Leading Seaman Charles Harding, Lt. Alex Nobel, Sub-Lt. Kirk Lapointe, Naval Seaman Mitchell Sheehy, Cpl. Miles McMilan, Leading Seaman Tyler Bested and Leading Seaman Vincent Legare.
Members of the HMCS Charlottetown team, along with “The Boot”, gather around the bell at the Confederation Centre Public Library on Monday, preparing for the 16th annual HMCS Charlottetown “Run for Wishes”, a charitable effort centered upon a volunteer relay run across the Island. Funds raised go to the Children’s Wish Foundation in Charlottetown. This year’s event runs from July 17-21 and the goal is to raise between $35,000-40,000. From left: Leading Seaman Charles Harding, Lt. Alex Nobel, Sub-Lt. Kirk Lapointe, Naval Seaman Mitchell Sheehy, Cpl. Miles McMilan, Leading Seaman Tyler Bested and Leading Seaman Vincent Legare. - Katie Smith

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Since 2003, HMCS Charlottetown has been making strides to raise money for the P.E.I. Chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation that is dedicated to granting wishes to children aged 3 to 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

This year the 16th annual “Run for Wishes” campaign kicked off on Monday.

Crew from HMCS Charlottetown have participated in the charitable effort that’s centered upon a volunteer run, and thanks to this support the event has grown significantly in visibility and volunteerism.

This year’s event runs from July 17-21 and the goal is to raise between $35,000-40,000. The P.E.I. Chapter is currently working on 23 wishes for Island children.

The team lead for the HMCS Run for Wishes is Sub-Lieutenant Kirk Lapointe. He and all of the sailors invite the public to join them for a run or meet them at certain local Sobeys locations where a barbecue will take place at the end of their run that kicks off at 3 p.m.

They hope that when the run passes through each community that people may be available to come and support the team.

To make an online donation, please visit childrenswish.ca/hmcsrunforwishes or look for sailors carrying “the boot.” To make a donation by phone or run a section of the event with the team, please call Children’s Wish Foundation at 902-566-5526.

Day 1: Tuesday, July 17

– North Cape 8:30
– Tignish 9 a.m.
– Alberton 11 a.m.
– O'Leary 1 p.m.
– Miscouche 2 p.m.

Day 2: Wednesday

– Kensington 8:30 a.m.
– Stanley Bridge Cavendish 9:30 a.m.
– North Rustico 10:30 a.m.
– Oyster Bed Bridge 1:30 p.m.

Day 3: Thursday

– Saint Peters Bay Peakes 8:30 a.m.
– Pownal 10:30 a.m.
– Tea Hill 1:30 p.m.

Day 4: Friday

– East Point 8:30 a.m.
– Souris 9:30 a.m.
– Bridgetown 11:30 a.m.
– Poole's Corner 1 p.m.

Day 5: Saturday

– Wood Islands 8:30 a.m.
– Pinettes 9:30 a.m.
– Orwell Corner 11 a.m.
– Vernon Bridge 1:30 p.m.
– Hillsborough Bridge 2:30 p.m.

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