Sheets of rain cascaded on Aldergrove Regional Park on Saturday morning on what was an emotional day for more than 200 people who weathered the conditions, for a cause that means so much to them.
The annual Run 4 Mercy supports Mercy Canada, a Christian program focused on helping young women who struggle with eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, physical and sexual abuse, depression, and unplanned pregnancies.
Organizer Andrea Slamaj said the five kilometre run/walk not only raises funds for Mercy Canada, it also raises awareness.
“We’re very excited that we’ve had such a great turnout this year,” Slamaj said. “We were worried the weather might impact that.”