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Provo Roadrunners: Making a difference in more ways than one

Although they are a non-profit organisation themselves, the Provo Roadrunners choose to give back to help change lives.

In the spirit of giving, the Provo Roadrunners has wrapped up its calendar year with heartful donations to a few worthy causes. On October 16th, 2021 the Roadrunners hosted a walk in honour of those that have fallen in the fight against cancer and those still fighting. The event was open to the public and participants made monetary contributions to the running group. A plethora of vibrant colors were worn on the day which visibly represented the various types of cancer affecting people worldwide.  Proceeds from the event, which amounted to $1,000, were donated to the TCI National Cancer Society to close out National Cancer Awareness month which takes place in October each year.

From L to R: Former president of TCI National Cancer Society, Rosemary Jolly; current president, Veronica Rigby; president of Provo Roadrunners, Karen Deveaux; Vice President, Joan Hagan; and club member Cleopatra Adderley.

This event was the most attended for the organisation this year and the president, Mrs Karen Deveaux, has expressed that the society intends to continue this into the new year.

This wasn’t the only act of kindness that the Provo Roadrunners have displayed recently, though. On December 18th a pajama run was held, this time part-proceeds are being donated to the Provo Children’s Home.

the turksmaster on the go at rake and scrape festival

The president sees more of this kind of giving back in the organisation’s future.

“As a group, we think it’s important to give back to the community. Our hope is to change lives while focusing on movement and being healthy.” Karen Deveaux, President of Provo Roadrunners

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