LaSalle man running over 100km in January to help local families
Kris Cooper launched the #100frozenkmchallenge to help raise funds for families in LaSalle Ont., on Tuesday, Jan. 26 2020. (Michelle Maluske/CTV Windsor)
WINDSOR, ONT. -- Kris Cooper stays active, running the streets in the Town of LaSalle.
“I’m going to run in January so why not do it for a good cause,” Cooper says.
Cooper launched the #100frozenkmchallenge on January 1.
“I went for a run in December, it was right after Christmas and there was empty boxes of TVs,” he told CTV News. “And there was one house that didn’t have anything, and I thought to myself, ‘oh they didn’t get a TV’ and I thought about it a little bit more and I thought, ‘what happens if they didn’t have money, for a TV or even gifts?’”
So he challenged his friends on social media to donate just one dollar, towards raising $1,000 to help a family in need.
With just five days to go in the challenge, he has crushed the goal.
“I’m at over $10,000 right now,” Cooper says, which means he’s going to help 10 families in LaSalle, with some left over to give to local charities.
“Try to help pay some bills, maybe get them back on their feet, and start 2021 on the right foot rather than in the winter blues kind of thing,” he says.
Cooper says he’s also ran more than 100 kilometers, anticipating he’ll complete 180 by the end of the month.