Another chance to help find a cure for cancer — Terry Fox Run, September 15
Signs are already popping up quicker than fall flowers.
The annual Terry Fox Run is right around the corner, actually Sunday, September 15 at 9:30 a.m. at Lakeside Rotary Park in Nelson.
More than 9,000 Terry Fox Runs happen around the world annually to raise funds for cancer research in honour of Terry’s determination and memory. With 84 cents of every dollar raised being used toward cancer research, the Terry Fox Foundation has raised more than $600 million so far.
The Terry Fox Foundation invests millions into discovery research, which is cure-oriented biomedical work, translational research of moving laboratory work more quickly from ‘lab bench to bedside’ and in training future cancer researchers.
“We are really getting there and making progress (in cancer research),” said Nelson organizer Mike Hurley, adding that cancers that were unsurmountable in Terry’s day are now being survived.
Participants do not have to collect pledges to be involved. Donate what you can afford. Even a dollar helps, said Hurley.
“Just come out and give a dollar and you can be apart of the Marathon of Hope,” he said.
School runs are scheduled to take place later in the month. The money raised by both the schools and community run are used to help the Terry Fox Foundation continue their innovative research.
Nelson: Lakeside Park (beside the Flag Pole)
Registration: 9 a.m., Run Start: 9:30- 11 a.m. Event Closes: 11:30 a.m.
10km, 5km, 3km, 1km; Suitable for bikes, wheelchairs/strollers and rollerblades.