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

 

 

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