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Powell River Search and Rescue Society receives donation

Marathon shuffle participant trained and fundraised while overseas
FUNDS FOR VOLUNTEERS:Marathon Shuffle 2024 participant Sara Mitchell-Banks [right] and fellow shuffler Marika Varro [second from right], together raised $3,400 for Powell River Search and Rescue volunteers.

Retired nurse practitioner and 2024 Marathon Shuffle participant Sara Mitchell-Banks wanted to have more of a purpose and goal other than hiking 27 kilometres along the Sunshine Coast Trail on April 28. 

While training for the arduous uphill and rocky terrain that is the marathon shuffle, Mitchell-Banks was also fundraising for Powell River Search and Rescue Society (PRSAR) in order for the group of volunteers to acquire much-needed new equipment.

Fellow marathon shuffler Marika Varro decided to join Mitchell-Banks on her fundraising mission. After training and fundraising for months, they each raised $1,700. Last Friday, they were able to hand over a cheque for $3,400 in total to PRSAR volunteers.

Mitchell-Banks did some of her training while overseas off the coast of Bilbao, Spain. She said having well-designed equipment can make all the difference in life and limb for transporting a patient to the ambulance and qathet General Hospital.

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