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250 walk and run to support Orleans cancer patients

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Big crowd for Knights-Kaderli won’t be stopped by rain

Photos by Tom Rivers

Robert Patterson of Akron pulls Colten Cleveland, 7, in a wagon up Barber Road in today’s walk/run to benefit the Knights-Kaderli Fund.

EAST SHELBY – A big crowd gathered today at the East Shelby Fire Hall, undeterred by damp weather, and then proceeded to walk and run with purpose on a 3.5-mile loop. This group is walking up Barber Road before making a turn on Townline Road.

The 25th annual Knights-Kaderli Walk/Run drew 250 participants. The event raises money for Orleans County residents battling cancer. The Knights-Kaderli Fund distributes about $50,000 a year to residents fighting cancer who need help with their bills. Rhonda Kaderli Sloper and her brother John Kaderli are among the volunteers who help organize events and manage the fund. Their mother Sue Scharping Kaderli died from cancer in 1989. The family of Richard Knights, who died from cancer in 1984, also are active organizers for the fund.

Sarah Flower of Medina walks with her dog Lilah during today’s Knights-Kaderli Walk/Run in East Shelby.

Nicole Goyette of Medina pushes her 2-year-old son Bradley on the 3.5 mile course. They are joined by Mia Hobbs, 8, at right and Evie Schultz, 10, both of Medina. They are pictured on Townline Road.