The cool, wet weather didn’t slow down participants during Sunday’s annual Kidney Walk.
Held in Boitanio Park, walkers and donators helped raise more than $25,000 for the Kidney Foundation of Canada, B.C. and Yukon Branch.
Team Nash, led by Nash Overton — who, at just two years old was diagnosed with kidney disease — helped raise roughly $19,000 for the walk.
Jaime Macdonald, the Kidney Walk co-ordinator, said the fundraising total is still rising due to online donations.
“Team Nash is the number one team in B.C. for funds raised and Williams Lake is number three for communites,” Maconald said.
“The walk was such a great success despite the cold and wet weather. It couldn’t have happened without the walkers, sponsors and volunteers.”
Nash, Alex Short — who accepted on his mom, Tracy’s, behalf — and Val Nickless were also honoured as the top fundraisers for the event.
“A huge thank you to the Williams Lake Log Haulers and United Floors for their large donation at the walk, as well,” Macdonald said.
“That was a big boost in getting to our fundraising goal.
“All in all, a fantastic community event for a wonderful cause.”