After a long two years away from regular in-person fundraising, the Terry Fox run was back this year at Lamoureux Park. Registration was set up at the band shell, where music was playing and people were gathered in high spirits, stretching and talking.
Participants of all ages and abilities were out on the beautiful waterfront trails, where they had a few different walk/run/bike course options, including a 300m loop around the bandshell and a 10k from the Bandshell to the Kinsmen Soccer Fields Canteen and back. At several points along the course, people cheered participants on from the sidelines with tambourines.
Eric Duncan shared his encounter with a young man named Sully on Facebook, saying, “His proud parents brought him to participate after he recently saw the promotional lawn signs around the City and wanted to learn more about Terry and his cancer research efforts. Sully ended up raising $350! Well done to this young man. Thank you to the many Canadians running this morning in support of Terry Fox and his enduring legacy.”
One local ‘Terry Foxer’, Albert, was back for his 40th Terry Fox Run. It’s amazing seeing the dedication of people coming back year after year to raise money and awareness for a good cause! It’s a testament to Terry’s dedication to the cause and the hope he inspired in people that they continue to continue his legacy each year.
Since the first Terry Fox Run held in 1981, Cornwall has raised $500,000. This year, organizers expect to raise approximately $15,000. Congratulations to all who took part and donated!