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Walking dead come to life to fight cancer in Amherst


AMHERST, N.S. – The walking dead terrorized South Albion Street in Amherst on Saturday.

Chaos was created as people scattered in terror but, thankfully, nobody was captured and brought into their zombie ranks.

What did happen though was that $767 was raised for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

“We had people stopping on the route and giving donations,” said Daren White, co-ordinator for the 2017 Zombie Walk for Cancer. “One lady stopped in a truck and said her husband was going through cancer and was teary-eyed and handed me $20.”

The Zombies started their campaign of terror by warming up with some Zumba Dancing before stopping at several businesses along South Albion Street.

“We dropped into a few businesses and the businesses made donations,” said White.

One of the Zombies, Wheelchair Willie, formerly known as Paul ‘Skippy’ Farrow, sold his wheelchair for $200, and gave half to charity.

“Skippy also got 10 people to sponsor him for $10 each, so that’s $200 he’s raised,” said White.

The zombies finished off the day by emerging from a cornfield on Church Street.

This was the third annual Zombie Walk, with many of the zombies being touch by cancer in one way or another, and many of who have been zombies or the past three years.

“The weather was perfect and we had a lot of fun,” said White. “I thank everybody who participated and everybody who made a donation.”

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