Essential Workers Fundraise for the Virtual Santa Shuffle

by Maritime
Categories: 2020, News Archive
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Each year, the annual Santa Shuffle 5K Fun-Run and 1K Elf Walk helps raise vital funds to support The Salvation Army. While the event may be going virtual this year, that isn’t stopping runners, such as those from Lakeview Manor in Moncton, from lacing up their shoes and raising funds to help their community.

Many years ago, 10 individuals from Lakeview Manor, a Salvation Army long-term care facility in New Brunswick, had the desire to give back. That’s when they started taking part in the Santa Shuffle. 

“We wanted to help those in need in our community during Christmas,” says Mona, a Lakeview Manor team member. “The Santa Shuffle was perfect.”

The Santa Shuffle started as a single race in Edmonton in 1990 when local Running Room members used their passion to raise funds to support The Salvation Army. Every year the race gained momentum, and, in 2001, the Shuffle, in partnership with Running Room, became a national Salvation Army event.

Since they began taking part in the event, the Lakeview Manor team has been dedicated to raising funds through bake sales and turkey dinners. Today, they are one of the top fundraising teams for The Salvation Army in Moncton

In the Maritimes, The Salvation Army is hosting virtual Santa Shuffles in Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton and Charlottetown. Help make a difference in your community and register today

 

By: The Salvation Army Territorial Communications Team