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Hundreds come to support 2011 Nelson Terry Fox Run

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
September 19th, 2011

Maybe it was the weather . . . meaning it didn’t rain.

Maybe it was the Kootenay Rhythm Dragon Boat racers bringing their friends.

Whatever the reason the 2011 Nelson edition Terry Fox Run proved to be a tremendous success as more than 150 runners, joggers, cyclists and walkers cruised the Heritage City waterfront Sunday morning.

“I saw a bunch of new faces this year,” Nelson Terry Fox organizer Michael Hurley said following the race.

Hurley said initial numbers show the annual run raised $4700 for cancer research.

Hurley hopes the school run, set for Wednesday, Sept. 28, will boost that total to over $7000.

“If we to seven thousand that would be pretty good for Nelson,” Hurley said.

In 2010 the combined races raised $6000 for cancer research.
Since the Terry Fox Run started, the fundraiser has raised close to $500 Million for cancer research.

Eighty-five cents on the dollars for every dollar raised goes directly toward cancer research.

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