SPRINGHILL – Are you ready to rock?
For the third year in a row, the Senior Citizen Recreation Centre in Springhill will be rocking to raise money for people suffering from kidney disease.
“The major way it helps is when people are on a wait list to have a kidney transplant and they have to go to the city hospital,” said Marj Brent, chairperson for the Springhill-Oxford Area Chapter of the Kidney Foundation. “The cost of parking is a big issue, and eating a special diet can be costly too.”
The Let’s Rock It Rock-a-thon is hosted by the Springhill-Oxford Area Chapter of the Kidney Foundation.
“It doesn’t cost anything to attend but we would like a donation if you didn’t go out to get pledges,” said Brent.
The Rock-a-thon runs from 1 to 4 p.m., and includes music, coffee, tea, sweets and prizes. Also, about 10 people will take turns keeping the rocking chair rocking during the event.
The Springhill-Oxford Area Chapter holds various fundraisers throughout the year.
“The community is small but they’re really supportive,” said Brent.