It’s one thing to donate a few extra dollars to a good cause, but local resident Jim Terrion didn’t stop there when it came to fundraising for the Terry Fox Foundation.
Terrion has raised an incredible $673,363 for the Terry Fox Foundation since 1991. On Saturday, he received a special Terry Fox plaque in recognition of his dedication to helping others. Alongside him, hundreds of other people attended the 36th Annual Terry Fox Run in Prince George.
The 5k event route from Community Foundation Park to Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park and back saw elite runners, walkers, bikers, and even rollerbladers come together to raise money for cancer research.
Lead Organizer of the Terry Fox Run, Scott McWalter says it’s amazing what an entire community can accomplish. “It brings out the best in people where we’re all striving towards finding that common cure for cancer.”
Special this year is the 192 Campaign in honour of Terry Fox when he ran the PG To Boston Marathon all those decades ago said McWalter. “We challenged businesses and local individuals to raise 192 dollars each because that’s the bib number that Terry wore in 1979 during that PG to Boston Marathon,” he said. “A lot of businesses, over 25 have stepped up to the plate to each raise 192 dollars.”
McWalter expects the run to raise anywhere between 15 to 20 thousand dollars for cancer research which will stay in Prince George.