If there's anything that can be said to this, it is that not even COVID-19 restrictions could stop Mike Farwell of 570 NEWS, and the Farwell4Hire campaign.
After having to change strategies on a dime because of the pandemic, one month turned into two, and two months turned into a record total of $160,588 in support of cystic fibrosis research, as well as some local organizations.
The campaign initially set out to raise $120,000 for this year.
Over the months of May and June, from the bottle collecting, gutter cleaning, wood hauling, food delivering and everything in between, Farwell and his volunteers did it all.
Farwell also took on a 51 kilometre walk to honour his late sisters Luanne and Sherri, who both lost their life to cystic fibrosis.
June 24, the day the talk show host and radio voice of the Kitchener Rangers took his lengthy walk, would have been Luanne's 51st birthday.
No launch party. No finale party. No big events. And in the height of a pandemic. Yet still, Waterloo Region helped the #Farwell4Hire campaign soar to new heights, raising $160,588 this year. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for the support. pic.twitter.com/twzLV65YJA— Mike Farwell (@farwell_WR) July 6, 2020