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Terry Fox Run goes this Sunday

By Randy Thoms Sep 15, 2023 | 3:15 PM

A fall tradition returns to Fort Frances on Sunday.

The Volunteer Bureau is staging the Terry Fox Run at the Sorting Gap Marina.

The event raises money for cancer research.

Registration takes place at noon on Sunday with the run getting underway at 1 p.m.

Organizer Laura Bruyere says there is still time to register in advance.

“You can just go to Terryfox.org and search for the Fort Frances site, and you can set up individually, you can join as a team, or you can just make a donation to someone who is already participating in the run,” says Bruyere.

The Bureau is also still accepting donations and welcoming volunteers who want to assist.

“So, you can come on down to the Sorting Gap to help out, help with setup, help make the run go smoothly, and then help take down afterwards. Also, if you’re just looking to make a donation, you can come down on run day, and we can accept those donations,” adds Bruyere.

The run continues the tradition started by Terry Fox when he started his Marathon of Hope in 1980.

Events are now held in more than twenty countries around the world.

“It fills our family with joy to see Terry’s legacy inspiring future generations,” says Fred Fox, Terry’s older brother. “Every dollar raised by the people who join or support the Terry Fox Run helps fund cancer research. And every dollar helps realize Terry’s dream of a world without cancer.”