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8th Annual SMILE Walk/RunApril 1
The SMILE Walk/Run is in it’s 8th year and we hope that many runners (and non-runners!) from the community will once again offer their support. There will be timed 5K and 10K runs as well as a 1K fun run! Registration is at 9:00 AM on the day of the run on the main floor of the Wallace McCain Student Centre (62 York Street) on the Mount Allison Campus. Registration costs $10 with all proceeds going to the SMILE program.
The SMILE program is run by Mount Allison students and the Cumberland SMILE & SHINE Program organization in Amherst. It pairs students from Mount Allison with children and youth in surrounding communities who have special needs. Volunteers and “buddies” meet every Saturday morning during the academic year at the Cumberland YMCA where they play games, do crafts, socialize, cook, and swim. The SMILE Walk/Run is the program’s biggest fundraiser and helps us transport volunteers, purchase cooking and craft supplies, and overall provide a one-on-one program to children and youth who are often unable to participate fully in other recreation programs. This event would not be possible without the continuous support of The Running Room Moncton and our many SMILE volunteers.