The colour of money

Kade North will join the Color Run to raise funds for a friend.
Kade North will join the Color Run to raise funds for a friend.

AFTER raising $12,000 at Run for a Reason last year, Kade North has another reason to fundraise.

Kade’s mother Renae said the 11-year-old, who raised funds to buy his WalkAide, would join the Perth Color Run for a younger boy who also had cerebral palsy.

Ms North said she and eight others would join his team Kado the Tornado for the 5km run at Langley Park this Sunday, where participants are showered with coloured powder during the race.

“My best friend’s little boy was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and Kade wanted to dedicate the run to him,” Ms North said.

“Kade’s only got mild cerebral palsy and he’s really close to the little boy now, so I think he sees how lucky he is.”

Ms North said the money raised would support a ‘wish fund’ at Ability Centre, which allowed people to apply for funding for wheelchairs, walk aids and play equipment for people with disabilities.

Ms North said a physiotherapist from Ability Centre had been training with Kade every week for six weeks to prepare for the event.

“He also plays basketball, swims and rides his bike but his dream is to be an AFL star,” she said.

The 5km run starts at Langley Park, continues on Riverside Drive and around Ozone Reserve, before returning to the park.

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