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Family walking cross-country raising money for cancer support

Group heading toward Timmins today
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The Lefebvre family is walking from Alberta to Prince Edward Island to raise money for cancer support initiatives. Supplied photo

A family raising money for cancer support is walking through the Timmins area over the next couple of days.

Jimmy Lefebvre and his wife Kristie, mom Rita and three children Dylan, Kallyn and Kayden left Grand Prairie, Alberta, on May 1 for the Can-Survive Walk 2018, a cross-country walk ending in Prince Edward Island.

Today they are heading toward Timmins on Highway 655, with the plan being to meet up with supporters who will walk with them tomorrow morning (July 11) through the city.

The walk was inspired after Jimmy’s dad, Simon, died of cancer.

The Lefebvre family’s journey started at Jimmy’s parents’ home in Alberta and will end 5,716 kilometres later at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church near St. Louis, PEI, where his father is buried.

The goal is to raise $100 million for programs raising awareness, providing education and funding treatment for the physical and mental health of people affected by cancer.

You can support their efforts at or follow along with their journey on Facebook.


About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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