Terry Fox Run sees 37th year in Cornwall

Nick Seebruch
Terry Fox Run sees 37th year in Cornwall
An Elora Mohawks player scores on the Manitoba Blizzard in Game 6 of the Founders Cup Tournament (Nick Seebruch/ TC Media).

CORNWALL, Ontario – It is an annual tradition in Cornwall and across Canada to remember Terry Fox in early September and to raise money to fight cancer.

Cornwall held its 37th annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.

Terry Fox was a young man in his early 20s who was diagnosed with cancer. Fox lost a leg to cancer, but instead of letting the disease hold him back, he decided to do a run across Canada to raise money and awareness.

Terry Fox began the Marathon of Hope in St. John’s Newfoundland in April 1980. Sadly, after completing more than 5,373 km Fox was struck down with cancer just outside Thunder Bay and his run ended.

Chris Nicholls’ father believed in Terry’s cause, and 37 years after his dad began the run in Cornwall, Chris and his partner Liz Levere have taken over the organizing of the event.

This year they expected around 188 participants to take part in the Run and hoped to raise as much as $10,000 for cancer awareness and research.

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