Spunky sister leads the way for Victoria Marathon fundraising

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon releases charity totals

Sister Lucy Dumont tops the list of 2012 fundraisers from the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, having pulled in $9,063 of the $325,000 total.

Marathon officials released the final figures on Wednesday morning.

Dumont, a spunky octogenarian and member of the Sisters of St. Ann, walked the eight-kilometre road race. She directed all her funds to the Mount St. Mary Foundation – the Sisters founded the old Mount St. Mary Hospital in 1941.

Dumont’s fundraising work is legendary within the seven-year-old Victoria Marathon charity pledge program. She has raised thousands of dollars in pledges since first walking the half marathon a few years ago.

Next to Dumont, Katherine Hart pulled in $5,050 for the B.C. Cancer Foundation, Evan Fagan raised $3,845 for the Mount St. Mary Foundation and Mei-Sheng Shanks raised $3,775 for the B.C. Cancer Foundation.

There are 24 official Victoria Marathon charities.

sports@vicnews.com

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