Forty-one years ago, Terry Fox set out on his Marathon of Hope not knowing how Canadians would respond to his plea – “Somewhere the hurting must stop.”
Canada answered that plea with Terry Fox Runs in hundreds of communities, thousands of schools, and with millions of supporters across Canada.
This year, the global pandemic has changed so much about our lives from how we work, whom we spend our time with, where we go. But it has not changed our desire to help others, to make a difference, to bring light into the dark, just like Terry did in 1980. The Marathon of Hope might be turning 41 years old but the message is timeless.
On Sunday, Sept. 19 Canadians will show up again for Terry and for cancer research, not in person but in spirit, in neighbourhoods across Canada as they participate in the first-ever virtual “Terry Fox Run. One Day. Your Way.” There will be walkers, runners, bikers, and hikers participating all over the world. While we will not be holding an organized gathering, Please join me by running, walking or biking the trails on Bowen on September 19. You can register to fundraise or participate at terryfox.org. You can sign up for the Bowen Island run at secure.terryfox.ca/registrant/EventLocationHome.aspx.
This September, help celebrate a favourite Canadian fall tradition that will look a little different but have the same heart.
Find “Your Way” and make a difference in the lives of millions of Canadians. Your effort will ensure that cancer research continues to move us closer to a cure every day.
For more information, please contact: Pam Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 788-989-0481.