Volunteer Eileen Shepherd

Terry Fox Run returns this weekend

The five-kilometre walk/run from the recreation centre kicks off at 9 a.m., with registration at 8:30.

Organizers are busy gearing up for the annual Terry Fox in Hope on Sunday.

The five-kilometre walk/run from the recreation centre kicks off at 9 a.m., with registration at 8:30. Participants will head down Kawkawa Lake Rd. towards Kettle Valley Road and the Kawkawa Lake area, before looping back to the recreation centre.

“We all have been touched by cancer in one way or another,” said long-time volunteer Eileen Shepherd. “Let’s not forget those that have passed on or are battling with cancer right now. (The goal of this event) is to show that Hope citizens care about cancer and want to do their part.”

Thirty-one years ago Terry Fox embarked on his Marathon of Hope, dipping his prosthetic leg into the Atlantic Ocean in St. John’s, N.L. After running 42 kilometres a day for 143 days, he was forced to stop when cancer recurred in his lungs. Since then, thousands of supporters have kept his dream alive every year.

In 2010, $2.6 million was donated to cancer research through fundraising events in B.C. and Yukon. More than $550 million has been raised to date worldwide by the Terry Fox Foundation.

Participants can bring donations or pledges to the local walk/run on Sunday, or drop them off at the recreation centre until Sept. 23.

For more information on the event, contact Charlotte Rawlinson at 604-869-2304.

Just Posted

Young Hope man with autism wants understanding, end to taunts

Brayden Duplessis, Grace 10 student at Hope Secondary, shares his story

New welding equipment for Hope Secondary

More time on welders for Hope high school students, thanks to new gear

Hope teens headed to BC Winter Games

Julius Brysch, 14, and Danielle Bacon, 13, are in Kamloops this weekend

UPDATE: 10-20 cm of snow expected Friday in Lower Mainland

Snowfall warning in effect from North Shore mountains out to Hope

Parents cross over painting job on 6 Ave. crosswalks

Crosswalks, not painted since September, are a safety concern for two parents

VIDEO: Mixed bonspiel weekend at Hope Curling Club

The all-weekend tournament is the group’s final event of the season

The way government learn someone has died is getting a digital overhaul

Governments in Canada turned to private consultants 2 years ago to offer blueprint

Bobsleigh team misses Olympic medal finish

Canadian team finishes four-man event 0.84 seconds behind first place, 0.31 seconds from podium

B.C. Games: Athletes talk Team Canada at PyeongChang 2018

From Andi Naudie to Evan McEachran there’s an Olympian for every athlete to look up to

Snowboarders sliding into fresh territory at B.C. Games

Athletes hit the slopes for first appearance as an event at the B.C. Winter Games in Kamloops

Cariboo woman raises funds for Seizure Investigation Unit beds at VGH

VGH Foundation gets VCH approval to begin fundraising for SIU beds; local efforts are paying off

Looking back at the 1979 B.C. Games: Good memories, even better jackets

39 years later, Kamloops is hosting the Winter Games again, with some volunteers returning

OLYMPICS 101: Oldest and youngest Canadians to reach the podium

This year, Canada sent its most athletes in Winter Games history, here’s a look at record breakers

BCHL Today: Cowichan Caps play spoiler and Nanaimo wins 10th straight game

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Most Read