Support the annual Marathon of Hope

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!

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!

Eileen Shepherd

Hope Terry Fox Run volunteer & Cancer survivor

Just Posted

Sunshine Valley songbird releases EP

Fifteen-year-old Ashley Pater has been singing and performing since age 9

Rescue boat theft marks third in 3 years for Agassiz-based SAR team

Eight-metre Spirit of Harrison rescue vessel was stolen Friday night, found Saturday morning

Hope stylist holds hair-athon for a good cause

Shayla Ross donating all proceeds of $10 cuts to the food bank

Hope arena turns green for hockey tourney

A second attempt at green ice, with proper ice paint, after food colouring experiment last year

Project Hope celebrates first birthday

Also: lego-mania comes to town, lineup of all-female comedians entertains Friday

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Anti-pipeline protestors block Kinder Morgan tanker near Seattle

Protest was spurred on by the 28 anti-Kinder Morgan activists arrested in Burnaby

Some surprises in new book about B.C. labour movement

“On the Line” charts history of the union movement back to the 1800s

B.C. cyclist races to first win of the season in New Zealand

Casey Brown captures Enduro title by more than two minutes at Crankworx Rotorua

Horse found stuck in muddy field rescued in Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge firefighters set up a pulley system to drag the horse to solid ground

VIDEO: Two Maple Ridge contortionists have sights set on Cirque

The Pair competed at the Viva festival in Vegas and are now auditioning for spot on America’s Got Talent

Notorious Russian troll farm also took swipes at Canadian targets

Targets included oil infrastructure and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Cirque du Soleil aerialist dies after fall during Florida show

Longtime performer fell while performing in VOLTA

Canada earns second Paralympic Games silver in 20 years

Held 1-0 lead in para hockey game from 12:06 of first to dying seconds of third and lost in overtime

Most Read