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Terry Fox Run seen as one of the most successful fund raising events in North America

News 100 yellowBy Pepper Parr

February 5th, 2021

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum is honoring three nonprofits that overcame long odds to host successful fundraising campaigns in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic as its Programs of the Year.

This year’s honorees include:

Fox monument with Brant Inn

The marker in Spencer Smith Park overlooking Lake Ontario. The Brant Inn was directly behind the marker.

The Terry Fox Foundation, which continued to tell the story of its namesake founder and stayed true to its values, even when the pandemic disrupted its plans for 950 community runs across Canada last September. In the face of incredible disruption, the Terry Fox Virtual Run raised nearly $8 million in 2020 – just 3% less than it raised in 2019.

Locally Craig Gardner reminds people that the Burlington community raised more in 2020 than they did in 2019. He adds: just as an update the total raised in Burlington in 2020 has passed the $141K mark with 2 months to go till foundation year end March 31.

A large part of Burlington is home to the memory of Terry Fox.

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