Rus­sell and Em­brun pre­pare for 36th an­nual Ter­ry Fox run

Le Reflet (The News) - - COLLECTIVITÉ • COMMUNITY - DA­NIC LE­GAULT da­nic.le­gault@eap.on.ca

The 36th an­nual Ter­ry Fox run in Rus­sell Town­ship will be held on Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, with starts in both Rus­sell and Em­brun.

The run, which has been held in the Town­ship of Rus­sell since 1981, has hel­ped raise over $274,000 for can­cer re­search over the years with $16,738 rai­sed in 2015 on­ly. Ac­cor­ding to coun­cil­lor Cin­dy Sau­cier, who has been or­ga­ni­zing the event for the last 20 years, “it is pret­ty ama­zing how much money has been rai­sed over the course of one mor­ning, es­pe­cial­ly consi­de­ring the fact that this is not a ve­ry big com­mu­ni­ty.”

Re­gis­tra­tion for the event will be­gin at 9 a.m with the start of the run being at 9:30 a.m. People can still register at a la­ter time as the vo­lun­teers will be present un­til noon. The run in Rus­sell will be­gin on the trail be­hind Mo­ther Te­re­sa school with Mayor Pierre Le­roux at­ten­ding, while coun­cil­lor Aman­da Si­mard will be present at the start in Em­brun, be­side Eu­pho­ria. There are no re­gis­tra­tion fees and all pro­ceeds will be going to can­cer re­search. Sco­tia­bank of Rus­sell has al­so agreed to match do­na­tions in or­der to help the cause.

Fur­ther­more, there will be pa­ra­me­dics on the bike path to help with any pro­blems, and town­ship fi­re­figh­ters will be present at cros­sings to make sure eve­ryone can sa­fe­ly cross the road. Fi­nal­ly, there will be some ac­ti­vi­ties at both starts such as face pain­ting and a concert by the band Hap­py to be here. A Zum­ba warm-up will take place be­fore the run and there will be re­fresh­ments avai­lable as well as ba­throoms at both ends and half­way down the path.

The or­ga­ni­zers of the event are still loo­king for vo­lun­teers to help with the re­gis­tra­tion. Stu­dents are wel­come and will not be tur­ned away if they need hours. Those in­ter­es­ted can contact Cin­dy Sau­cier at 613-4453852 or by email at dan­dy­cin@hot­mail.com.

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