Stephanie Grady Memorial Walk planned

The entrance to the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary. (Newswatch Group/File)

INGLESIDE – Organizers behind a community-wide fundraiser in 2014 are making sure the memory of Stephanie Grady is never lost.

The We’re Nut Givin’ Up group will hold a Stephanie Grady Memorial Walk on Sept. 27 at 12:30 p.m. at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

The proceeds from the walk will go toward Camp Erin and the Friends of the Sanctuary.

Stephanie Grady was a St. Lawrence High School teacher from Long Sault, who was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer called NUT midline carcinoma.

The We’re NUT Givin’ Up fund raising campaign gathered $200,000 in a short time through a series of events and tournaments across the region.

It was to allow her to travel to Boston, Mass. to undergo treatments but, sadly, that never came to pass.

Grady lost her battle with a rare form of cancer on May 10, 2014. She was 32.

Five months later, the Stephanie Grady Educational Pavilion opened with an official ceremony at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

The fund raising money has been used for donations to area hospitals and annual bursaries at a local school.

Stephanie Grady is survived by her husband, Nick, and three children – Riley, Taylor and Danika.

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