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TERRY FOX RUN SEES 20 PER CENT FUNDRAIS­ING BOOST

- Terry Fox · Twentieth Century Fox Film Company Ltd. · The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Or­ga­niz­ers be­hind the Terry Fox Run say the an­nual event has seen a 20 per cent in­crease in fundrais­ing this year even though it was held vir­tu­ally for the first time in four decades. Terry Fox Foun­da­tion spokesper­son Martha Mcclew says more than 80,000 peo­ple par­tic­i­pated vir­tu­ally in the run this year. Mcclew says peo­ple are still reg­is­ter­ing to fundraise even though the event is al­ready over. She says the or­ga­ni­za­tion did not ex­pect such a high num­ber when “there was really nowhere to go ex­cept to walk out your front door and do it around the block.” Still, Mcclew says she hopes this year’s run will be the last held on­line. The Terry Fox Foun­da­tion is plan­ning to hold its school run Wednes­day, with 3.7 mil­lion stu­dents from 9,000 schools across the coun­try reg­is­tered.

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