Cornwall, ON – The 35th Anniversary of the Terry Fox Run will be held on Sunday, September 20th at the Cornwall Civic Complex between 8:00AM and Noon. Everyone is invited to walk, cycle, run or skate 1km to 10kms along the bike path. Participants can make a personal donation of any amount at the Run site, or can collect pledges from friends, neighbours, family members and co-workers ahead of time using pledge sheets, or collecting pledges online by registering at www.terryfox.org.
Founded in 1981 in commemoration of Terry’s ‘Marathon of Hope’ and his fight against cancer, the Terry Fox Run has evolved into the largest fundraising event in support of cancer research in the world, with events taking place in 32 countries across 4 continents annually. To date, close to $700 million dollars has been raised in Terry’s name for cancer research.
The Terry Fox Foundation’s efforts in Terry’s memory are allowing for innovative, discovery-based and translational research in a number of areas including: imaging that detects if breast cancer treatment is working after just one week of therapy; a pre-leukemic stem cell that can identify the disease before it even begins; and genome sequencing to better understand drug resistance in cancerous tumours.
Pledge forms can be picked up at any BMO and RBC Banks, the Cornwall Public Library, almost all Cornwall Fitness Clubs, both LCBO locations, Val & Paulie’s Diner, the Aquatic Centre, the Benson Centre, Short Line Convenience & Video Store and Play It Again Sports. Participants can also download and print their own pledge sheets or collect pledges online by visiting www.terryfox.org.
Join us on September 20th to be a part of Terry’s legacy of courage and determination, to celebrate the progress made in cancer research, and to help ensure that strides in the fight against cancer continue.
For more information, please contact the Cornwall’s Terry Fox Run organizer, Josée Sauvé at
613-932-6601 x121 or by email at [email protected].