Doug Vader joined Terry Fox during what turned out to be the last week of the Marathon of Hope in 1980. Vader was the lead fundraiser in Fox’s hometown of Port Coquitlam.

Terry Fox Run set and ready to go on Sunday

Campbell River’s annual Terry Fox Run laces up this Sunday, Sept. 16.

Join in at Frank James Park (Willow Point) to walk, ride or run 5 km or 10 km, to support the Terry Fox Run for cancer research. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The run starts at 10 a.m. And finishers at 12 p.m.

The route is suitable for bikes, wheelchairs, strollers and rollerblades. Dogs on leash welcome.

Register and pledge online at There is no entry fee and no minimum pledge.

Check out the Campbell River 2018 Terry Fox Event Facebook page and share it:

Consider registering ahead of time online. You can also donate and fundraise on this page:

Quick Facts

• Terry Fox was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) in his right leg in 1977 and had his right leg amputated 15 cm above the knee

• While in the hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research and he called his journey the Marathon of Hope

• Terry’s Marathon of Hope took place in 1980 with the simple objective of informing Canadians of the importance of finding a cure for cancer

• With fierce determination, he ran an average of 42 kilometers every day for 143 days

• Terry was forced to end his run on September 1, 1980 when the cancer spread to his lungs

• By February 1, 1981, Terry’s dream of raising $1 for every Canadian was realized – the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope fund totaled $24.17 million

• Terry died in June 1981

• On May 26, 1988, The Terry Fox Run became a Trust, independent from the Canadian Cancer Society, as a registered public foundation

• The Terry Fox Foundation (TFF) is a grassroots organization that does not allow the Terry Fox name or likeness to be commercialized or conjoined with other worthy causes

• The Terry Fox Foundation is responsible for supporting over $20 million in discovery based research each year

• The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) is the recipient of TFF funding

• TFRI mission is to rapidly translate today’s best science into better cancer treatment and diagnosis for all Canadians

• The Institute brings scientists and clinicians together across the country into a functionally integrated, geographically dispersed Institute with nodes in several province Event Information

• Now in its 38th year the Terry Fox Run has evolved into the largest fundraising event in support of cancer research in the world, with events taking place in 32 countries across five continents annually – over 10,000 in Canada

Just Posted

Charstate Community Garden almost ready for seeds

Still room on the sign-up list to get a plot at Campbell River’s newest community garden

‘Two Campbell Rivers’: new report sheds light on history of drug use in a boom-and-bust city

Wave of overdose deaths prompted study into the local drivers of substance use

VIDEO: Driver in bizarre hit-and-run at car dealership in Campbell River turns herself in

Police believe alcohol was a factor in incident causing estimated $15,000 in damages

BC Transit adds hospital bus stop, responding to public feedback

About 1,600 signed petition for bus stop to be added to Campbell River route

VIDEO: B.C.’s waving granny gets incredible send-off from school kids

Tinney Davidson has been waving at students on their way to school for over 11 years, but is moving in a month

Be wary of robot emotions; ‘simulated love is never love’

Research has shown that people have a tendency to project human traits onto robots

Oak Bay Sgt. struggles through emotional testimony in double murder trial

Andrew Berry is charged with second-degree murder in deaths of daughters Chloe (6) and Aubrey (4)

New immigrants healthier than Canadian-born population

In 2016, 7.5 million immigrants were accounted for in Canada

One million recyclable bottles ‘lost’ daily in B.C., foundation says

387 million beverage containers didn’t make it back into the province’s regulated deposit refund system in 2017

Struggling B.C. adoption agency elects new board that intends to keep it open

The previous board announced that Choices would close May 31

Island-born Snowbirds pilot enjoying homecoming in skies over Comox

Logan Reid once stood clinging onto the fence outside the Comox Air… Continue reading

Attack on student in Courtenay ‘way more than bullying’, says mom

A Comox Valley mother said “it was way more than bullying” at… Continue reading

Most Read