Vernon full of heroes

Vernon full of heroes

150 people take part in Heroes Amazing Race, raising more than $5,000 for brain cancer research

Vernon heroes wheelchaired through obstacle courses, ran through Polson Park in sumo suits, took on a bouncy castle with drunk goggles, ate chocolate-covered crickets, skateboarded, booty shaked and more.

The third annual Heroes Amazing Race saw 150 people come take part in the event Saturday which raised more than $5,000 for brain cancer research.

Competing in pairs, and most sporting costumes, they were sent on a wild-goose chase around Vernon, taking on a multitude of challenges.

“We had an amazing day,” said participant Katie Bellamy. “You can count me in for years to come.”

Kaely Johnson also had a blast: “I am in awe of the community built by Vernon Heroes. Watch out cancer!”

The event is in memory of Melissa Gobbett, a young Vernon wife and mother of two young boys who died in 2016 following a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Vernon Heroes from J.D on Vimeo.

 

Vernon full of heroes