The 2018 Terry Fox Run in High River was another success.
The run had 38 participants (and one dog named Marvin) in the not so great weather, but Terry ran through much worse weather, which was the common thought of all the runners who gathered at George Lane Park on Sept. 16.
“The run went really well,” said High River Terry Fox Run organizer Brenda McCredie.
“I was so happy with the turnout.”
The event will probably end up raising as much as last year.
“We are close to $2,000, which thrills me,” said McCredie.
“The Terry Fox Run has been an important part of my family and we are proud to support it every year..”
Terry Fox began his run in 1979 after a malignant tumour was found in his right leg, which was then amputated. He had a dream of running across Canada to raise money for cancer research, but after running through six provinces and over 5,000 kilometers his cancer spread to his lungs and he could not finish the run, but this is where people who support Terry continue to run for him and help raise money for cancer research and there are towns, schools, workplaces, cities and more that now do their own Terry Fox Runs.
“Terry said “It’s got to keep going without me” and I’m happy to say that I’m helping him fulfill that wish,” said McCredie.
All the money raised is given to the Terry Fox Foundation, which uses that money for their single goal to fund innovative cancer research. Canadians and many others across the world run for Terry and to support cancer research and in 2016 the Terry Fox Foundation said it has raised over 715 million dollars.