“I’m not a dreamer, and I’m not saying this will initiate any kind of definitive answer or cure to cancer, but I believe in miracles. I have to,” the words spoken by a true Canadian hero. Terry Fox had a single dream: a world without cancer. He sought to reach out to every corner of Canada, and beyond, when he embarked on his Marathon of Hope. Terry Fox ran the equivalent of a marathon a day for 143 days straight on one leg, to raise awareness for the need for cancer research funding. When his own cancer spread, he was forced to stop running. The heroic Canadian was gone, but his legacy was just beginning. This year marks the 35th anniversary of Terry’s historic Marathon of Hope and the Terry Fox Run for Agassiz/Harrison Hot Springs is seeking volunteers to help keep Terry’s message alive.
The Terry Fox Run has taken place in the communities of Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz since 1985 and has a long standing tradition in the community. Volunteers are needed for both run day activities and the organizing committee. By becoming a volunteer, you will be an integral part of carrying Terry’s torch and helping your community contribute to the close to $700 million already raised for cancer research worldwide, in Terry’s name.
This year’s event in Agassiz/Harrison Hot Springs takes place at the Cheam Retirment Village on the National Run Day, September 20, 2015. The run is a non-competitive, all-inclusive, family oriented activity where participants can run, walk, blade or bike. The registration fee is by donation and there is no minimum pledge amount.
“If you’ve given a dollar, you are part of the Marathon of Hope.” Terry taught us that every contribution matters. With 35 million people in our country and as we prepare to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Terry’s dream, we can realize his wish of $1 from every Canadian…with your help. We urge you to volunteer with a truly grassroots organization and help us continue to work together to outrun cancer.
For more information about The Terry Fox Foundation visit http://www.terryfox.org/
If you are interested in Volunteering in Agassiz/Harrison Hot Springs, please contact local volunteer run organizer, Elinor Bell, at 604-796-8406 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted by Terry Fox Foundation