SPOKANE, Wash. – A Spokane woman is lacing up her walking shoes Sunday for Bloomsday to help others.
This will be Cheryl Keeler’s third year walking in Bloomsday and each year she does it for a charitable cause. This year she is walking to raise money for traumatic brain injury survivors.
Keeler will be decorating her walker in red and green. She’ll be wearing a sparkly green hat and some awesome sunglasses.
As of Friday, she has raised $350 and $40 of that was raised while she was out door knocking on Friday. She asked her sponsors to donate per mile and they can pledge or donate right away. Keeler said there are two reasons she continues her fundraising efforts.
"One, I'm able to give back to the community and to people who need the money for different things. But at the same time it also gives me an incentive to run the extra mile and even go faster," said Keeler.
Keeler checked in for the race Friday and got her race packet. She did it while wearing her new racing shoes.
Keeler said she will continue to ask people for donations until race day.