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Terry Fox Run had great participation and excellent donation levels: Next year will be the 40th anniversary.

News 100 yellowBy Staff

September 16th, 2019

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Craig Gardner reports that despite iiffy weather the 39th Annual Terry Fox run brought out more participants this year than last and raised more in the way of funds for cancer research.

Craig Gardner Terry Fox

Craig Gardner delegating before city council – asked for a waiver of a municipal fee.

There were 1139 participants (944 last year). The donation total so far is $111,470 ($81,000 last year).

Fox monument with Brant Inn

A monument done in granite that marks the spot where Terry Fox was in 1980 when he made an historic run across most of Canada.

$111,470 is the second highest amount raised; in 2005, the 25 anniversary they raised just under $127k

Participant-wise the Run has had three years where the number was over 1200. Gardner reports that “this is our fourth best participation number and second best donation total.”

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1 comment to Terry Fox Run had great participation and excellent donation levels: Next year will be the 40th anniversary.

  • Bonnie

    A huge thank you to all the volunteers who made this year’s run such a success. It was wonderful to see participants of all ages supporting Terry’s mission.