Funds raised by the Burlington Terry Fox Run to battle cancer reached historical high. More than 1000 people turned out.

News 100 yellowBy Staff

September 18th, 2017



The weather was as good as it could get – and the turnout was superb for the 36th Annual Terry Fox Run

There were 1050 participants this year up from 900 last year and 70 volunteers which is about the same.

Funds come in throughout the year – so it isn’t easy to say how much was raised.

The final number for last year was $91,589.

Run sign Fox 2017

The Start and the Finish of th Terry Fox Run took place in Spencer Smith Park,

Fox run - 2 women with T shirts

Team Casey people had their own T-shirt

The total to date for this year is $91,971 – of that $16,691 came from Team Casey

Historically after the run another $5k to $15k comes in as donations which are accepted year round. Last year $12k came in after run day.

The past several years the Team Casey idea caught on – this year there was a tent set up for their use, it was never empty.

Fox run - Team Casey

They needed a drone to get the camera high enough up in the air to get everyone in the picture.

The group wanted a picture with everyone in it – camera couldn’t get them all in – so a drone was used to capture everyone

For the first time ever the people who manage the Run sold out of the Terry Fox T-shirts.

The Team Casey people had their own T- shirt so the increase in sales wasn’t due to the close to 200 people who were members of the Team.

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