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Terry Fox Run This Sunday!
LOCAL2 Staff for local2 sault ste. marie
September 11th, 2012 at 7:00pm
The Terry Fox Run will be held in the Soo at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion on Sunday, Sept. 16, with registration from 8:30 a.m., a programme commencing at 9:40 a.m. and the run beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 12:00 noon. As always, there is no minimum donation to take part. One can walk, run, use your wheelchair, cycle or roller blade along the waterfront or just show up to show your support. The run will be a family event with a bar-b-q, face painting, a silent auction, musical entertainment and activities for the kids.
Cancer research has made a difference! The most recent results rates indicate that five year survival rates of over 80% have been achieved for breast, prostate, melanoma, testicular, Hodgkin’s, bladder, cervical and uterine cancer. This remarkable progress in cancer survival rates is in no small part due to Terry Fox’s legacy.
Join thousands of Canadians, in celebrating the Legacy of Terry Fox’s “ Marathon of Hope”. There are over 9000 Terry Fox Runs held each year – all volunteer-led and organized. $600 million has been raised for cancer research since 1980. Over $400,000 has been raised in Sault Ste. Marie alone since 1982. In 2011, we are pleased to report that the Soo had the second highest growth rate in revenue and participation raising almost $30,000 and doubling participation from the previous year with well over 500 participants.
The local organizing committee hopes to continue on its success with an ultimate goal of raising one dollar for every person in Sault Ste. Marie. Terry Fox’s goal in the Marathon of Hope was to raise one dollar for every man, woman and child in Canada.