Sixth Annual Solidarity Vision Walk Underway on Highway 16

John Crawford

It's called the "Solidarity Vision Walk" and it's become an annual tradition along Highway 16, in raising awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer research as well as other causes.

This year's walk began at the Unist'ot'en Camp south of Houston on Tuesday -- and arrived in Telkwa last night.

[PHOTO:   Shanna Smoke -- Facebook]

Spokesperson Melanie Smoke, who is a pancreatic cancer survivor, says they're hoping a few more people will join in the walk.

"Yesterday was really hard on us;  the first day we had extra walkers to help us half ways, and yesterday the five walkers did 59.9 kilometres and it's leap-frog so two of us get out and walk at a time and then the pilot car will stay in between us and then two walkers go off ahead," she said.

[PHOTO:   Melanie Smoke -- Solidarity Vision Walk -- Facebook]


They were back out on the highway again this morning, starting at around 9am at Telkwa, and they plan to be in Witset by tonight.

The goal is to reach Lelu Island at Port Edward next Tuesday.


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