Across Saskatchewan, people of all backgrounds from over 60 communities will be coming together to work toward outrunning cancer in the annual Terry Fox Run.
It has been 33 years since Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope awakened a movement in Canadians to come together for a single cause – to create a world without cancer. Terry has become a hero, while the annual Terry Fox Run has become a Canadian tradition. The volunteer driven event is unique, with no minimum pledges, no entry fees, and no pre-registration required, which gives everyone the opportunity to participate in Terry’s legacy of hope.
In 2012, Saskatchewan raised over $1 million through The Terry Fox Foundation. To date, Saskatchewan has raised over $16 million, while over $600 million has been raised across the globe for cancer research in Terry’s name.
In the Southwest, events are scheduled in Abbey, Eastend, Gull Lake, Maple Creek, Shaunavon and Swift Current.
Swift Current’s 33rd Annual Terry Fox Run begins at 2 p.m. on September 15th at Riverside Park’s parking lot. Everyone is welcome to walk, bike or skate along the Chinook pathway and 10 kilometre and 5 kilometre routes are mapped out for runners. Call Angela Lafontaine 306-778-6348 for more info.
Gull Lake will be hosting a community wide Terry Fox Run on Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. at Gull Lake School. Since 1990, Gull Lake School and community have been helping to fund cancer research by collecting and donating pledges for the Terry Fox Foundation. So far, Gull Lake School has sent in over $109,000 to help find a cure for cancer. Participants are invited to join school staff and entire student body on Sept. 27 in walking or running around the community, with the route beginning at the Gull Lake School. Pledge sheets are available at the school office. There is also online pledging available at www.terryfoxrun.org.
Abbey's event will be held on Sept. 15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. starting from Abbey United Church.
Eastend's event is scheduled on Sept. 13 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Eastend Kin Hut.
Maple Creek participants will be out in force on Sept. 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting from the Maple Creek Lions Park.
Shaunavon's event on Sept. 15 will run from noon to 4 p.m. starting at the Crescent Point Wickenheiser Centre.