September is here and it soon will be time again to show support for the Marathon of Hope, started by a very courageous and determined young man from Coquitlam. Terry Fox dipped his artificial leg in the Atlantic Ocean in Newfoundland and began what he hoped would be a run across Canada to the Pacific Ocean to raise funds for Cancer research. He wanted to raise $24 million dollars, $1 for every Canadian citizen.
As fate would have it though, Terry did not finish his run. He had run about 3,000 miles, running for 143 days. Hope citizens are invited to run (or walk or cycle) in Terry’s name on Sunday, Sept. l8, and carry on with Terry’s dream to find a cure for the dreaded disease, and “make the hurting stop” as he said in Toronto. Terry died in l981.
You don’t have to run. You don’t even have to walk if you can’t. If you can, just go as far as you can (the official run is 5 km), and bring along a friend and a donation. Pledge forms are available for those that wish to go that route. The run starts at 9 a.m., and registration is 8:30 at the Hope Recreation Centre. Please join in and show that Hope cares!
Hope Terry Fox Run volunteer & Cancer survivor