Central Saanich Terry Fox Run a success

Good weather bought out more than 250 people to walk and run in the 34th Annual Terry Fox Run held at Centennial Park on Sept. 14

  • Sep. 21, 2014 9:00 a.m.

CENTRAL SAANICH — Good weather bought out more than 250 people to  walk and run in the 34th Annual Terry Fox Run held at Centennial Park on Sept. 14.

The event raised just over $4,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation, and of that $4,000, 84 cents from each dollar goes directly to cancer research.

“We had a couple of participants from Spain, one from Calgary,  one from Ontario and a few from the mainland,” said organizer Connie Hearty.

“It was very humbling to walk with these every day heroes,” she said.

Fox was battling bone cancer when he began his Marathon of Hope in 1980 at the age of 21.

He ran the equivalent of a marathon a day for 143 days until they discovered his cancer had spread to his lungs.

His run ended in Thunder Bay and he passed away months later at the age of 22.

In honour of Terry and his heroic efforts, runs are held worldwide in dozens of countries and hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised for cancer research.

“I would like to say thank you to all the participants, sponsors and merchants who made the Central Saanich event a huge success,” said Hearty, adding that anyone who still wishes to donate can do so online at www.terryfox.org.

 

reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

 

 

Just Posted

Ambitious B.C. Aviation Museum need $10M to get iconic Lancaster back in the air

Volunteers flock to work on bomber, restoration expected to take 10 years

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority to fall fake eagle tree at Ogden Point

Last year a fake tree was installed to try to entice eagles to stay in the area, without much success

Saanich to recognize Coun. Judy Brownoff for a quarter century on council

Award presentation will take place Monday evening

Saanich to potentially host first hydrogen fuel station on Vancouver Island

Station proposed for corner of Quadra Street and McKenzie Avenue

UVic project shows Keating Elementary students a helping hand

Victoria Hand Project offers free 3D printed arms in eight countries

VIDEO: The ‘most cosmopolitan’ of butterflies could migrate to B.C.

The painted lady butterfly will likely arrive this summer from Southern California

Inspirational Vancouver Island youngster dies after battle with brain cancer

Kaiden Finley ‘was seriously the strongest 11-year-old’

Is it a homicide? B.C. woman dies in hospital, seven months after being shot

Stepfather think Chilliwack case should now be a homicide, but IHIT has not confirmed anything

Indecent caller handed 18-month conditional sentence

Vancouver Island man pleaded guilty to making indecent phone and video calls to women across B.C.

Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould’s conservative pick for high court

Wilson-Raybould said Monday “there was no conflict between the PM and myself”

First Nations public art piece stolen in Nanaimo

Spindle Whorl went missing over the weekend, according to Nanaimo RCMP

Father-son duo at B.C. Children’s Hospital helps new dads fight depression

The pair teamed up to introduce the only known research-based mindfulness workshop for new dads

Mexican restaurant in B.C. told to take down Mexican flag

General manager of Primo’s Mexican Grill in White Rock: ‘I’ve never heard of anything like this’

B.C. NDP moves to provide tax credits, tax cut for LNG Canada

Provincial sales tax break of $596 million repayable after construction

Most Read