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Originally, the Society was only expecting to receive $690, as it planned to donate two dollars from the 345 runners that took part in the run.

However, the club received a cheque for $5,000, which was “topped off” by the Rotary Club.

Emily Goodman, coordinator for the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Centre, says receiving the additional money was a surprise.

“The news blew expectations out of the water,” she said. “We were expecting less because of the original fundraising format. We are very grateful and very proud of what the Rotary has done.”

Goodman also talked about where the $5,000 worth of donations will be allocated towards.

“We have a variety of original programs to support women within the community, including our drop in centre program and our women’s outreach store. Our mission is to empower women with tools to benefit their own lives. This type of support is really wonderful as it is up to us to provide these services; It is up to us to raise funds for these services.” 

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