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​Reinvented ‘Black Friday’ benefits Hospice

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Run Inn owner/ operator of our Delta store, Kevin Ridley, had a unique idea. Tired of all of the hype around black Friday, he turned the tables on this traditional sale to benefit a local non-profit. He turned Black Friday into a fundraiser of sorts, dedicating 25% of all purchases made that one day to the Delta Hospice Society.

The community really came out to support this sale and the Delta Hospice Society received $830, a percentage from purchases made in-store that day.

‘My idea was to use this day to give back to a local charity. We fundraise in many ways through running clinics, ½ marathon and marathon running races, but we wanted to come up with a new concept, one that benefits everyone. Patrons of my store received great prices while 25% of their purchase went to a great cause. A win win for everyone involved’, said Run Inn owner Kevin Ridley. ‘As I mentioned from the get go it's kind of an anti-Black Friday sale,’ adds Ridley.

"This unique idea goes a long way to support our community. Gifts like this from the Run Inn help fund the no fee programs and services run through the Centre for Supportive Care and help to provide many comforts needed at the Irene Thomas Hospice, a very special place in our community that would not exist without help from the community’, said Nancy Macey, Delta Hospice’s Executive Director.

The Delta Hospice Society operates the Harold & Veronica Centre for Supportive Care, the Irene Thomas Hospice and the Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe. For more information on programs and services offered please call 604-948-0660.

The Run Inn provides a great selection of athletic footwear and apparel in combination with specialty fitting. They believe in a strong community commitment through local sponsored non-profit events, clubs, and schools. The Run Inn provides weekly running clinics for walkers, those new to running, and advanced runners of all levels


 

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