Cornwall ON – This year marks the 31st Anniversary of the Terry Fox Run! In 1980, when Terry Fox decided to run across Canada on a prosthetic leg to raise funds for cancer research, he knew he faced an immense challenge. After running a marathon a day for 143 days, Terry was forced to stop when cancer recurred in his lungs. His Marathon of Hope came to an end but the spark he had lit in the hearts and minds of Canadians ignited into a cancer crusade that has lasted more than three decades. Hundreds of cities across Ontario will participate in the Terry Fox Run this year, including Cornwall.
The Terry Fox Run will be held on Sunday, September 18th at the Cornwall Civic Complex. Between 7:30AM and Noon (the official start with MP Guy Lauzon is at 10:00AM), everyone is invited to walk, bicycle, run or skate 1km to 10km along the bike path. Participants can register inside the Civic Complex by making a personal donation of any amount, or by collecting pledges from friends, neighbours, family members and co-workers ahead of time and remitting their pledges at the Run Site.
Pledge forms can be picked up at most Banks and Health Clubs in Cornwall as well as both LCBO locations, Pat’s Home Cookin’, the Aquatic Centre, Short Line Convenience & Video Store, Esso Gas Station on Marleau, and Play It Again Sports. Participants can also download and print their own pledge sheets or collect pledges online by visiting www.terryfox.org.
For more information, you may contact Cornwall’s Terry Fox Run organizer Josée Sauvé at 613- 932-6601 x121 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.