The mayor of Richmond sounded the starting horn Sunday morning, and 200 people at Garry Point Park took off on the annual Terry Fox Run.
Some people ran, some walked and others wheeled, explained the run’s co-organizer Howard Jamplonsky.
Even before the start, the Richmond run had raised $20,000, and by the time it ended, $25,000 had been raised.
“What a tremendous success it was,” he said in an email to the Richmond News. “And the committee of dedicated people who make this event happen every year are so honoured, and inspired by the response from our community.”
All of the funds raised from the run, as well as the hundreds of runs that take place across Canada, go to research that is “making great strides to finding new treatments that are saving lives - giving extended life to those living with cancer, and precious time for their families to spend more time with them,” Jamplonsky added.
He wanted to express his gratitude for the hard work of “our family of dedicated volunteers and committee members,” which included Maria, Bill M., Kishore, Lisa, Harley, Peter, Fletcher, John, Bill B., Ann, Rachelle, Arelene and “others who lent a hand.”
“On behalf of our volunteer committee, thank you, Richmond, for coming through with flying colours this year,” Jampolsky said on behalf of himself and his wife Marla who are the co-organizers of the Richmond Terry Fox Run.