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Zach did it!

Barrie teen officially surpasses $100,000 goal
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File photo show Zach Making tracks in Peterborough on Day 2 of Week 2 on Tuesday, Aug. 22. 2017

Zach Hofer has officially made big tracks to his ultimate fundraising goal.

The Barrie teen announced Tuesday evening via his @ZachMakesTracks twitter account that he has officially raised over $100,000 for youth mental health (shown below). 

"Youth in Barrie will have a safe place to go when struggling," the tweet said. "THANK YOU EVERYONE for supporting him. We're so proud of you Zachman."

Last Wednesday was Big Macs for Zach Day at Barrie McDonald's restaurants with $1 from every Big Mac sold going to Zach's fundraising campaign for the new Child and Youth Mental Health Unit at RVH.

In an interview, Zach's mom Shelley recalled the thrilling moment when the family learned of the milestone.

"We've been waiting for the numbers from Big Macs for Zach Day because we knew he was very close. Then with Angela Baldwin matching the donation up to $10,000 that just put him right over," Shelley said.

"It was pretty incredible. Zach did a little dance. I was in tears and we're all super proud."

The grade 8 student at Codrington Public School embarked on an epic fundraising journey in August by walking, running and biking from Barrie to Ottawa. 

He raised just shy of $84,000 and McDonald's pitched in to help Zach reach his target. 

 

 




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