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Terry Fox Marathon of Hope run Sunday at Rotary Lakeside Park

In 2018, Nelsonites took to Lakeside Park to participate in Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. — The Nelson Daily photo

Don’t forget to head to Rotary Lakeside Park in Nelson for 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.

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. Contributions will ensure that cancer research continues to make a difference. Sign up to register at terryfox.org.  

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