National Post (Latest Edition)
TERRY FOX RUN SEES 20 PER CENT FUNDRAISING BOOST
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.