This year’s participants and volunteers raised $3,140.25 for the Terry Fox Foundation. Photo courtesy of Chris Wilson

Agassiz Terry Fox Run raises over $3,000

Community comes together again to support cause

On Sunday, Sept. 17, participants from Harrison and Agassiz took off on the 37th annual Terry Fox Run. This year volunteers and runners were celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, raising money to battle cancer just like Canadian hero and icon Terry Fox.

READ: Darrell Fox reflects on brother’s 40-year legacy

Runners, walkers and riders left Cheam Village at 10 a.m. and travelled through Agassiz’s streets and trails.

“The run organizers would like to apologize to the participants, as a gate along the Mountain View Trail was closed, locked and missed being opened after the Fall Fair,” writes organizer Chris Wilson in a press release. “But as Terry did, the participants persevered, improvised and adapted – with some getting over the gate and others modifying their route to get around the obstacle.”

WATCH: Chilliwack Terry Fox Run

With the dedication of 55 participants and 35 volunteers, a grand total of $3,140.25 was raised for the Terry Fox Foundation.

“The communities of Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs should be very proud of this achievement,” Wilson says.

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