Terry Fox Run 2019

More than 115 walkers, runners, bikers and roller bladers came out this afternoon to participate in what was the 38th Annual Terry Fox Run. Some of the youngest participants even rode in strollers. Organizers, John Petty and Rick Valin were pleased with the participation on what turned out to be a perfect fall day. “I’m […]
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More than 115 walkers, runners, bikers and roller bladers came out this afternoon to participate in what was the 38th Annual Terry Fox Run. Some of the youngest participants even rode in strollers. Organizers, John Petty and Rick Valin were pleased with the participation on what turned out to be a perfect fall day.
“I’m running for my Dad,” said Chrissy Draper who lost her father to cancer just three months ago. Like Chrissy, many paricipants were running to honour a loved one. Some wore stickers bearing the name of someone they had lost or had been affected by Cancer.
New this year for the run were the red t-shirts worn by Cancer survivors. Ten year breast Cancer survivor Jennifer Mielke wore hers proudly as she, and a few helpers, manned the water station along the route.
“The survival rate for Cancer in Canada is at 63%,” said Valin. “This is a huge increase over the past 20 years and proof that what we  are doing here is making a difference.”
The Shawville  Lions Club was on hand to serve a BBQ lunch. They presented a cheque for $1,500 to the Terry Fox Foundation. Also on hand were MRC Pontiac Warden, Jane Toller, Shawville Mayor Sandra Murray and MNA André Fortin.
The final numbers won’t be calculated until mid-November with the Shawville Fundraising open until October 31 and the High School Run to be held this coming Thursday, September 19
If you would like to make a donation to the effort, please visit The Terry Fox Foundation

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