The 39th Terry Fox Run is set to take place this Sunday, Sept. 15, in communities across Canada, and indeed around the world.
The cancer research fundraising initiative inspired by a courageous Canadian is today a global phenomenon, with international runs organized by Canadian embassies and consulates, Canadian Forces Bases, anti-cancer groups and other organizations and individuals around the world.
Closer to home, local residents have played a huge part in the efforts. In 2018, the Drayton Terry Fox Run raised more than $16,000. If anything approaching that level is attained again this year, and there is no reason to think it won’t be, total fundraising since inception for the Drayton event will push past the half-million dollar mark. It is a truly amazing display of dedication to a cause for a such a small community to have raised more than $490,000 to date.
In Minto, the Palmerston Terry Fox run raised an impressive total of more than $7,250 last year, thanks to the efforts of participants and a dedicated team of volunteers in that community. This year’s run, as usual, will begin at the Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum and participants may start anytime between 8am and 2pm.
Participants may register at their local run or in advance at www.terryfox.org/run.
The Drayton Terry Fox Run Committee is encouraging participants to arrive at the Kinsmen Fair Grounds at 12:30pm for registration. A group photo of participants is planned for 1:20pm. The run will begin at 1:30pm.
As local organizers urge, “We are in this together! We have all been affected by cancer in some way. Lets rise up and fight back!”