Terry Fox Run keeps dream alive

People are encouraged to run, walk, or cycle the five kilometre route around the Hope airport on Sept. 14

This year, I would like to quote from a letter I received last February from Rolly Fox, Terry Fox’s father.

“The 34th Terry Fox Run was a wonderful success in Canada and around the world, raising close to $25 million, a gratifying increase over the previous year.

“Thirty-three years, 33 runs – Terry’s remarkable legacy is now sustained by Terry Foxers in 31 countries around the globe.

“Over the years, Terry has received touching tributes that have included the naming of schools, mountains, icebreakers, statues and coins. As a Terry Foxer, you know that my son did not embark on his 1980 Marathon of Hope for accolades, rewards or recognition.

“What mattered most to Terry was simply that people gave to cancer research. Your remarkable fundraising effort would have left him humbled and so grateful.”

This year, on Sunday, Sept. 14 here in Hope, the run/walk will held at the Hope Airpark on Airport Road.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the event kicks off at 10 a.m.

People are encouraged to run, walk, or cycle the five kilometre route through the scenic area around the airport. There is no entry fee, no minimum pledge and no obligation to do the whole route.

Please bring a friend, neighbour and a donation and make it a wonderful day out, while remembering Terry who said “Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going without me.”

For more information, call the recreation centre at 604-869-2304.

Eileen Shepherd,

cancer survivor and volunteer

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