Kayleen's Run for Drag the Red

$4,440 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 75 people in 42 months
My name is Kayleen McKay. I am 17 years old. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am a grade 12 student at West Kildonan Collegiate. In July of 2015 my family was struck with the sudden and tragic loss of a family member to suicide. Shawn committed suicide by jumping off the Provencher Bridge into the Red River in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We contacted the police who did not do anything to assist us in searching for Shawn. We had a sense of hopelessness in finding Shawn. We then contacted Bernadette Smith of the Drag the Red group who assists families of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women. She immediately contacted Kyle Kematch of Drag the Red who met with my father at the Alexander Docks on the banks of the Red River and listened to our story and immediately began searching for Shawn. They did not stop searching for him until his body was recovered. Me and my family are extremely grateful to Drag the Red and all their volunteers for what they did for us. So in May of 2016, I will be making a 300 mile run from Duck Bay, MB where my grandparents are laid to rest to Winnipeg's Alexander Docks. My goal is to raise money for the Drag the Red group to assist them in their day to day operations in helping families search the Red River for their loved ones that have gone missing. Any donations will be greatly appreciated.
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Ardice Huminuk
37 months ago
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way to go hun, Keep it up and stay stong, what an amazing thing you are doing!

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Althea Guiboche
41 months ago
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so proud of you :) I shall support, spread the word and be waiting to greet you when you arrive. much respect.

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Cynthia Bondurant
41 months ago
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So proud of you!! Nothing could be more meaningful! Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Much love little cousin.

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Jenny Forest
42 months ago
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You go kayleen I wish I could run with you but I wouldn't make it but you'll make a difference love you and so proud of you lil cuz ♥

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Gloria Furber
37 months ago

You are amazing and your commitment to this worthy cause sets an incredible example for all of us. See you soon❤️

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Raised by 75 people in 42 months
Created December 11, 2015
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$25
Anonymous
34 months ago
DR
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Daniel Roy
36 months ago

Way to go, Kayleen! Thanks for your amazing effort, and for bringing more attention and support to this important organization and the people behind it.

TM
$20
Tara Mamchuk
36 months ago
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You accomplished the impossible! Congratulations, Kayleen! Your incredible stamina and drive for this cause will help to bring hope and heal many hearts.

UU
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Ulug Unligil
36 months ago
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DH
$30
Darryl Hrechkosy
36 months ago
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$100
Anonymous
37 months ago
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SH
$50
Shelly Herard
37 months ago
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Good for you!

PN
$50
Pamela Norman
37 months ago
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Amazing example of perseverance and inner strength! Incredibly proud of your accomplishment and what a beautiful cause!

RO
$60
robert falcon ouellette
37 months ago
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You are doing so well. I am proud of the hard work you are doing.

SP
$25
Steve Purificati
37 months ago
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This was so moving, Kayleen! Thank you!

Ardice Huminuk
37 months ago
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way to go hun, Keep it up and stay stong, what an amazing thing you are doing!

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Althea Guiboche
41 months ago
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so proud of you :) I shall support, spread the word and be waiting to greet you when you arrive. much respect.

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Cynthia Bondurant
41 months ago
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So proud of you!! Nothing could be more meaningful! Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Much love little cousin.

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Jenny Forest
42 months ago
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You go kayleen I wish I could run with you but I wouldn't make it but you'll make a difference love you and so proud of you lil cuz ♥

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Gloria Furber
37 months ago

You are amazing and your commitment to this worthy cause sets an incredible example for all of us. See you soon❤️

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