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Charlottetown event raises more than other host cities during annual fundraiser

Hunter Barkhouse, left, and Owen Parnham hold a cheque for the amount of money raised at the 2019 PJ Walk For Kids in Charlottetown. They have both attended all three years for this event on P.E.I.
Hunter Barkhouse, left, and Owen Parnham hold a cheque for the amount of money raised at the 2019 PJ Walk For Kids in Charlottetown. They have both attended all three years for this event on P.E.I. - Contributed

More than $205,000 raised through the 2019 PJ Walk For Kids

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

The Charlottetown location of an annual fundraising event raised more than all other host locations.

On June 9, families from across the Maritimes gathered at Confederation Landing Park in their pyjamas to take part in the third annual Ronald McDonald House PJ Walk for Kids.

This year, the event raised $52,313 (and counting) in Charlottetown. 

The PJ Walk for Kids raised more than $205,000 across all locations. 

These funds help Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Atlantic support Maritime families with sick children who are traveling for medical care. 

The members of the Manuel family (Matt, Nicole, Peyton and Austin Manuel), who were the top-fundraising family, are shown with some Star Wars characters who also attended the event.
The members of the Manuel family (Matt, Nicole, Peyton and Austin Manuel), who were the top-fundraising family, are shown with some Star Wars characters who also attended the event.

In 2018, more than 126 Island families received support from RMHC Atlantic.

The annual pledge-based fundraising event included a pancake breakfast hosted by the Parkdale-Sherwood Lions Club, followed by a PJ Walk with en route entertainment activities, refreshments and more.

This year, the PJ Walk for Kids was held in five cities – Halifax (May 26), and Charlottetown, Moncton, Saint John, and Sydney (June 9).

Donations can still be made by made online at pjwalk.ca.


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