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Some Runs are Timed, other Runs are Timeless — the 39th Annual Terry Fox Run

By Contributor
September 2nd, 2019

This September marks the 39th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope.

Hundreds of thousands of people will remember this young Canadian’s audacious effort by uniting from coast to coast to coast for the Annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 15.

Nelson’s run is set for 9:30 a.m. at Rotary Lakeside Park in Nelson. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

The longevity of the Run and the cancer research legacy inspired by Terry’s run is a remarkable reflection of Canada’s respect for a man who gave us an indelible example of what it means to persevere. With over 10,000 fundraising events taking place nationwide, it is clear that Canadians have every intention to see Terry’s dream through to fulfillment.

“I know it can be a busy time of year but there is no better feeling that to come together with family and friends, in your own community, for a great Canadian fall tradition that, quite simply, changes lives for the better,” says Terry Fox Foundation Executive Director Britt Andersen.

Since Terry ran his Marathon of Hope in 1980, Canadians have raised over $750 million for cancer research. This money is invested into projects with the greatest potential impact for patients. One such project is called Terry Fox PROFYLE, which focuses on hard to treat cancers for youth. This project and others like it, use the principles of precision medicine and big data in a collaborative Pan-Canadian approach in an effort to give kids with hard to treat cancers another chance.

On Sunday, September 15, join in a favourite Canadian fall tradition by taking part at your local Terry Fox Run. You contribution will ensure that cancer research continues to make a difference. Sign up to register at  

About TFF

The Terry Fox Foundation is an international organization whose mission is to maintain the vision and principles of Terry Fox while raising money for cancer research through the annual Terry Fox Runs, School Runs and other fundraising initiatives. To date, over $750 million has been raised worldwide in Terry Fox’s name to fund the most promising and innovative research. The Terry Fox Foundation headquarters are located in Burnaby, BC and has offices in 9 provinces. Visit


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