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Tecumseh Terry Fox Run 2017
September 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Annual Tecumseh Terry Fox Run takes place at Green Acres Optimist Park on September 17, 2017.
Celebrate the legacy of Terry Fox and his place in Canadian history during this fun annual event.
Participants are invited to walk, run, ride bicycles, push children in strollers, or roller blade. Well behaved leashed dogs are welcome.
This is a wheelchair acessible event.
Registration begins at 8am and the run begins at 9am.
Enjoy D.J. musical entertainment, kid’s fun including facepainting and a community Barbeque following the run.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for the barbeque and a re-fillable water container.
There is no entry fee or minimum pledge to particpate. However, participants are asked to fundraise or make a donation. You can raise funds online at terryfox.org, use a pledge sheet or make a donation at the event.
2017 Terry Fox Run t-shirts and vintage Terry Fox t-shirts will be available for purchase at the run.
All proceeds go to the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research.
To date this local Tecumeh Terry Fox Run has raised over $600,000.
Every year Terry Fox Runs are held in over 9000 communities across Canada with the goal of raising funds for cancer research. The Terry Fox Foundation works directly with The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI – the research arm of the Terry Fox Foundation) striving for the best outcomes for cancer patients.
About Terry Fox
Terry Fox is one of Canada’s greatest heroes. He lost part of his left leg to bone cancer at 18 years old back in 1977. Terry’s courage shined and inspired the entire nation when he decided to run across Canada in what he called the “Marathon of Hope” to raise awareness and money for cancer research. In the summer of 1980 Terry began his journey on his good right leg and artifical left leg starting at the Atlantic Ocean in St. John’s, Newfoundland. After running an average of 42 kilometers per day across 6 provinces in 143 days totaling 5,373 kilometres Terry had to end his marathon in Thunder Bay, Ontario. His cancer had spread to his lungs forcing him to stop and undergo treatment. Unfortunately, Terry Fox passed away on June 28, 1981. Terry Fox’s courage, determination and hope inspired the nation and his legacy continues to this day. Every year, millions of people in countries around the world participate in Terry Fox Runs and fundraising events.