Fundraising easy as pie

Justin Dickie
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When Margaret Reid was a child, she had constant pain in her legs.

The doctor told my mother it was growing pains, Reid said.

Turned out those growing pains were a result of juvenile arthritis. Now 75, Reid has had both knees replaced and shes enjoying life.

Fundraising easy as pie

When Margaret Reid was a child, she had constant pain in her legs.

The doctor told my mother it was growing pains, Reid said.

Turned out those growing pains were a result of juvenile arthritis. Now 75, Reid has had both knees replaced and shes enjoying life.

She recently took part in the Moncton Orthopedic walk-a-thon for the 11th consecutive year, single-handedly raising $5,370 of the roughly $30,000 raised this year by its 110 participants.

The money she raised will go to the Moncton City Hospitals orthopedic ward, where she had her first knee replacement in February of 1995 and second in November of 1996.

I was pretty near in a wheelchair when they operated on me so I do this to help them back so they can help someone else, Reid said. Im very grateful to them for getting my ordinary way of life back again. Wouldnt have been very nice sitting in a wheelchair all these years.

She raised most of the money by going door-to-door for donations, collecting 344 sponsors. She also bakes 80 pies each year, raising $400 that way.

Everybody likes pie and youll find that a lot of ladies today dont make pie, she said. I can make really flaky pastry without even thinking about it.

Reid said a doctor at the hospital told her 38 per cent of the hospitals patients are from Nova Scotia, so she thinks the people of this province should be doing their part in helping the hospital.

Thats why I feel we should be doing something to help them back. I think Im doing my share, she said. It makes me feel pretty wonderful, especially where Im getting up in years and I think Im still doing something useful.

Organizations: Moncton City Hospitals

Geographic location: Moncton, Nova Scotia

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