The annual Terry Fox Run takes place this Sunday, Sept. 15 at Garry Point Park in Steveston.
This September marks the 39th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope, with people across Canada coming together to honour the courageous spirit of Fox by fundraising for cancer research.
Fox ran an unbelievable 5,373 kilometres in 143 days and persevered through pain, weather, personal doubt and frustration.
He never gave up and neither have Canadians, who have taken his remarkable example to heart and assumed his cancer research legacy as their own.
With almost 10,000 fundraising events nationwide, Fox’s footsteps echo loudly across Canada in September.
“I know how proud Terry would be to know that the Terry Fox Run has become a fall tradition for millions of Canadians,” said Fox’s older brother, Fred, in a press release.
So much has changed since Fox’s run in 1980, yet the drive for significant results in cancer research projects is just as strong as ever.
One such project is The Marathon of Hope Cancer Centre Network, which is thought to be the most ambitious cancer initiative ever undertaken in Canada.
The collaboration will unite Canadian researchers and clinicians, and leverage big data to make precision medicine the standard of care for delivering best outcomes for patients.
On Sunday, Richmondites of all ages are being urged to take part in their local Terry Fox Run, which will start at 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 9 a.m.
Your contribution will ensure that cancer research continues to move closer to a cure every day.
Register and start to fundraise at TerryFox.org.