Terry Fox Run gears up

Campbell River’s event takes place at Frank James Park, on the National Run Day, Sept. 14

Terry Fox had a single dream: a world without cancer. He sought to reach out to every corner of Canada, and beyond, when he embarked on his Marathon of Hope.

Fox ran the equivalent of a marathon a day for 143 days straight on one leg, to raise awareness for the need for research funding. When his own cancer spread, he was forced to stop running but his dream to find a cure for cancer lives on. This year marks the 34th annual Terry Fox Run and Campbell Riverites are invited to keep Fox’s message alive.

The Terry Fox Run has been a long standing tradition in Campbell River since 1986. Chris Flood joined this tradition as Run Organizer last year. The community is invited to join him again on Run Day.

“The Terry Fox Foundation funds research in all kinds of cancer, believing as Terry did, that we need to conquer this disease once and for all,” says Donna White, Provincial Director for the Terry Fox Foundation British Columbia and Yukon.

The Terry Fox Foundation differs from other organizations in that 84 cents of every dollar is donated directly to cancer research initiatives. By participating, you will become an integral part of carrying Terry’s torch and helping your community contribute to the $650 million already raised for cancer research worldwide, in Terry’s name. It is due to the continuous efforts of communities like Campbell River, that money fundraised in Terry’s name has made The Terry Fox Foundation a national investor in cancer research.

This year’s event takes place at Frank James Park, on the National Run Day, Sept. 14. Registration is at 9 a.m. with start time at 10a.m. The Runs are a non-competitive, all-inclusive, family oriented activity where participants can run, walk, blade or bike for 1km, 5km or 10km. Register, by donation (there is no minimum pledge amount) at: www.terryfox.org