CHESTERVILLE — Participants in this year’s Winchester-Chesterville Terry Fox Run pulled in $14,332 for cancer research on Sunday.
That’s the best ever tally for the Chesterville & District Rotary Club-organized event, which has taken off from North Dundas District High School for the last 36 years and to date has raised just over $250,000.
The Club began hosting the local edition just one year after communities across the country observed the very first Terry Fox Run named in honour of the young man who succumbed to cancer after running halfway across Canada on one leg during his “Marathon of Hope.”
Charles Gray personally donated $2,000 to his own effort and was named top participant out of the dozens of runners, walkers and cyclists in this year’s event.
The Mulder and Dixon families continued their traditions of entering large teams, respectively raising $950 and $4,402.
In her eighth appearance in the Run, Eva Gentle brought in $2,412.
This year’s overall total was up from $12,530 in 2017. Online pledges accounted for $4,245 of the 2018 tally.