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  North Durham Embraces the Torch Run Spirit

Jun 20, 2012 15:44 ET

On June 19, the Annual Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run took place in north Durham as DRP members carried the “Flame of Hope” in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics.

The torch run started in Beaverton and made its way through Cannington, Sunderland, Uxbridge and Port Perry. Along the way, DRP members were joined by teachers, parents and students from approximately 15 schools as well as members from Community Living Durham North.

The event had an excellent turn out from the community, who showed their support and helped to raise $1,500. All funds raised through the Torch Run events are used towards community programs, athlete training and numerous expenses associated with holding the Special Olympics.

DRP would like to thank all of the sponsors, local schools and community members for participating and showing their support during this event.

Our south Durham run is Friday June 22 and all members of the community are encouraged to come out and support the runners along the route. The run will take place along Hwy. 2 starting in Pickering and finishing in Newcastle. There will also be a brief ceremony at 11:45 a.m. at the Regional Headquarters in Whitby, where a couple of presentations will take place.

For more information on the annual torch run, visit the Law Enforcement Torch Run website

Below are attached files.
Logo (JPG file, 12.8K bytes)
Local schools participated to show their support (JPG file, 130.4K bytes)
Students gathered to take a group picture (JPG file, 123.4K bytes)
Our DRP members and volunteers who helped with the event (JPG file, 128.3K bytes)