Volunteers needed for Lions Club Bed Races

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By Shawna O'Neill
Volunteers needed for Lions Club Bed Races
Competitors raced toward the finish line at the Lions Club Bed Race (Alycia Douglass/Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – Racers are set and ready to roll in support of Rachel’s Kids on Saturday, Sept. 14 during the fourth annual Cornwall Lions Club Bed Races.

A total of 20 beds are in need of volunteers, four per bed, to be pushed down Pitt St. between Second St. and Third St. from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in support of Lions Club charities on Saturday, Sept. 14.

This year, the winning team prize money of $1,000 will be donated to Rachel’s Kids in memory of Lily Douglas. Douglas, who was only 7-years-old, passed away earlier this year after battling cancer.

“We agreed to try to help (Cornwall Lions Club) get 20 volunteers,” said Kim Lauzon, Executive Director of Rachel’s Kids. Lauzon said that the organization is still aiming to reach their target and anyone who would like to volunteer is encouraged to call 613-933-3946 or email kim@rachelskids.com.

“We’re excited it’s taking place this weekend and its something new and fun we are able to be a part of,” added Lauzon.

“There are already a couple of ‘friendly’ competitions confirmed including fans of Manchester City vs Manchester United in one of the Bed Races,” read a statement in a Lions Club press release. 

Following the races, a spaghetti dinner and comedy show will be hosted at the Knights of Columbus at Second St. and Amelia St. All volunteer bed-pushers will receive a complimentary spaghetti dinner and tickets to the comedy show. Tickets to attend the dinner and comedy show are $20 each and on sale at Gordon Jewellers.

Volunteers may also contact Roger Lee emailing rogerliz1967@live.com or calling 613-931-9100.

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