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Donations still rolling in for tsunami fundraiser

Langley resident Masami Yakata and friend Sara Jones (not shown) drummed up $2,766.19 by walking 12 hours on a treadmill at Langley’s Fitness Unlimited on Saturday. Yakata said her “feet were on fire” after the marathon, but she was happy with the results and grateful for the support. - Garrett James/Langley Times
Langley resident Masami Yakata and friend Sara Jones (not shown) drummed up $2,766.19 by walking 12 hours on a treadmill at Langley’s Fitness Unlimited on Saturday. Yakata said her “feet were on fire” after the marathon, but she was happy with the results and grateful for the support.
— image credit: Garrett James/Langley Times

 

 


A week after it ended, a marathon walk by Langley residents Masami Yakata and friend Sara Jones to raise funds for victims of the Japanese tsunami, is still attracting donations.

 

By the time the pair finished taking turns on a treadmill at Fitness Unlimited on Saturday (May 7), just over $2,700 had come in.

More donations have come in since then, boosting the amount raised to $3,171.16 as of Monday (May 16).

Jones says Yakata did 80 per cent of the walking during the 12-hour marathon at the 20501 Logan Avenue facility.

All the money will go to the Japanese Red Cross.

The 9.0 magnitude quake on March 11 sent 10-metre tall waves as far as 10 kilometres inland, wiping out entire communities and killing thousands.

The Sendai earthquake is the strongest known tremor to ever hit Japan and one of the five strongest earthquakes recorded anywhere since modern record-keeping began in 1900. 

Yakata came to Canada not long after the 1995 Kobe earthquake in Japan, which killed more than 6,000 people.

 

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