CHESTERVILLE — Terry Fox Run participants head out this Sunday morning, Sept. 18, from North Dundas District High School on the 35th annual local edition of the walk and run for cancer research organized by the Chesterville & District Rotary Club.
This year’s effort will add to the approximately $220,000 raised to date at the North Dundas version of the national run inspired by Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope in 1980. Of course, there’s still time to register, collect pledges and take part in the 10-km route on the roads around the Maple Ridge school facility, 8 a.m. until noon.
Those taking part may stroll, run or even roller-blade (on non-gravel sections) while Rotarians patrol the course and offer a few pit-stops along the way.
Across the province, the collective fundraiser will put hundreds of thousands of people on their feet in support of the cause.
In Russell Township, registration begins 9 a.m. at two sites in the municipality — the Embrun Train Depot (beside “Euphoria”) and in the village of Russell fitness trail behind Mother Theresa School.
The Municipality of South Dundas version goes ahead in Morrisburg, 8 a.m. until noon. Register at the Morrisburg Legion.
In Cornwall, the Terry Fox Run starts at the Cornwall Civic Complex and goes 8 a.m. until noon.
Terry Fox died at the age of 22 in the summer of 1981. The young man had lost a leg to cancer but managed to run from Newfoundland to Thunder Bay, Ont., before the return of the disease forced him to cut short his cross-country fundraiser marathon. Over $650-million for cancer research has been raised in his name since then.
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