Agape Center reaches new fundraising watermark for Coldest Night

In this Feb. 21, 2015 photo supplied by the Agape Center, participants in the Coldest Night of the Year gather outside the center on Fifth Street in Cornwall, Ont. (Agape Center via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – Agape Center’s Coldest Night of the Year has reached new territory – and the fundraising walk hasn’t even started.

As of Thursday night, Volunteer Coordinator Kendra Smith told Cornwall Newswatch there were 99 walkers registered online as part of 22 teams.

The online donations have reached $11,280.

“Last year on this date we had 73 walkers registered in 24 teams and $5,260 entered online,” Smith told CNW.

Smith said it’s exciting to see the numbers rise in the days leading up to Saturday’s event.

The fundraising walks of two, five and 10 kilometers, start at 5 p.m. with opening ceremonies at the Agape Center at 40 Fifth Street West.

Registration is open an hour before the opening ceremonies.

This is the third year for Coldest Night of the Year.