Terry Fox run goes Sun­day

Northern News (Kirkland Lake) - - FRONT PAGE -

Kirk­land Lak­ers will join their fel­low cit­i­zens from across the coun­try on Sun­day for the an­nual Terry Fox run.

Kin­ross Park will be the host site again this year. Reg­is­tra­tion will take place at 10:30 with the run start­ing at 11 am. Ev­ery­one from run­ners, walk­ers, rollerbladers, wheelchair and scooter users are wel­come to come out and cel­e­brate the life of Terry.

Vol­un­teers from the lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tion will be at Pet­tenuzzo’s to­day and Thurs­day from 4pm to 6 pm sell­ing t-shirts and pro­mot­ing the run. The shirts are $20 and there are lim­ited amounts of the var­i­ous sizes.

The com­mit­tee is hop­ing to get 100 par­tic­i­pants and their goal is $10 thou­sand.

Terry’s Marathon of Hope took place in 1980 with the sim­ple ob­jec­tive of in­form­ing Cana­di­ans of the im­por­tance of find­ing a cure for can­cer. With fierce de­ter­mi­na­tion, he ran an av­er­age of 42 kilo­me­tres (26 miles) ev­ery day for 143 days. Terry was forced to end his run on Septem­ber 1, 1980 when the can­cer spread to his lungs.

By Fe­bru­ary 1, 1981, Terry’s dream of rais­ing $1 for ev­ery Cana­dian was re­al­ized – the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope fund to­taled $24.17 mil­lion. Terry died in June 1981.

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