When Terry Fox told his mom and dad that he was planning a cross country run, beginning at St. John’s, Newfoundland, his mom Betty asked why it couldn’t just be across BC. Terry’s answer: “because it’s not just people in BC who get cancer.” He knew that the only way he could reach his enormous fundraising goal of $1 million was to take on our huge country, one Canadian at a time. One ask at a time. One try at a time. Terry died knowing his try had touched the hearts of 24 million Canadians. To date, his amazing strength, commitment, and legacy have raised over $800 million for cancer treatment and research.
Terry said, as he dipped his artificial leg in the Atlantic Ocean, on April 12, 1980 “it all begins today!”
On Sunday September 18, “it all begins AGAIN today”, in Nelson, as the community comes together once more in-person at Lakeside Park, to support Terry’s legacy for cancer research. The route will be marked at .5 km distance intervals, so that, rain or shine, everyone, be they old or young, be they walking, running, biking, or roller-blading, can participate. Registration can be done on-line or at the park, but everyone must check in at the registration table.
To register on-line, go to https://run.terryfox.ca/nelson
Registration and check-in at the Park begins at 8:30 am., near the gate, with speeches at 9:20 am and the run starts at 9:30 am.
- Don’t say cancer can’t be defeated. Say we have to TeRrY.
- Don’t say we can’t make a difference. Say we have to TeRrY.
About The Terry Fox Foundation
The Terry Fox Foundation is an international organization whose mission is to maintain the vision and principles of Terry Fox while raising money for cancer research through the annual Terry Fox Runs, School Runs and other fundraising initiatives. To date, over $800 million has been raised worldwide in Terry Fox’s name to fund the most promising and innovative research. The Terry Fox Foundation National Office is located in Burnaby, BC and has offices in nine provinces. Visit terryfox.org
For more information, please contact: Pat Gibson, Nelson Run Coordinator, Kootenay Rhythm Dragon paddlers firstname.lastname@example.org 250-505-3706.