An annual fundraising event put on by the University of Manitoba Aggies is coming back after being put to bed for a few years.

The U of M Aggies Bedpush will be strolling through Portage la Prairie Friday afternoon as a part of their two-day fundraising effort for STARS Air Ambulance.

Paige Morisseau, a charity representative for the Aggies, outlines that the Bedpush will be coming through Portage at 12 p.m. with a stop at Enns Brothers for lunch before heading to St Claude for 2 p.m., Manitou at 3:30 p.m. and Morden around 5:30 p.m.

"Then on the Saturday, we're going through Carmen at 11:00 a.m. and Oak Bluff at 12:30," says the U of M student.

Morisseau, who grew up in Haywood, explains that this is a traditional U of M Aggies charity event which hasn't been able to be facilitated during the pandemic.

Morisseau shares that the Aggies did raise $19,000 during their last installment of this Bedpush in 2019, a number she hopes the group can reach again.

When asked why people should consider donating to the Bedpush and STARS, the University student simply says you never know when you might need help from the air ambulance, adding that donating to STARS saves lives.

As for the meaning behind this event, Morisseau says it is just supposed to grab your attention, getting the group's foot in the door, so they can advocate for whatever charity they are promoting during that given year.

To support the Bedpush, visit the STARS website and make a donation on behalf of the "U of M Aggies."