Locals Walk for Cancer Research at 38th Annual Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox Run
38th annual Terry Fox Run. Photo by Megan Pounder/SaultOnline

Cancer survivors and supporters gathered at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion on Sunday morning for the 38th Annual Terry Fox run.

Walkers had the option to walk, wheel or ride the 2-, 5- or 10-kilometre route along the St Mary’s River and Canal Lock.

Event organizer Chanel Fall said, although they have no specific fundraising goal, she hopes to see numbers close to last year’s $25,000.

“If we can get even close to last year’s (numbers), that would be awesome,” she said. “We’ve already by-passed the $600,000 Sault Ste. Marie goal for the past 38 years; we hit that milestone today, which is fantastic.”

Fall said she thinks this is important because a lot of younger people can resonate with Terry Fox, as he was only 22 when he was running across the country in hopes of raising money to find a cure for cancer.

“Everyone loves Terry Fox,” she said. “We learn about Terry Fox in school, it gets passed down. My mom saw him run and passed that down to me, and to see all of these kids out here – it’s fantastic.”

All proceeds from this run go to the Terry Fox Foundation and cancer research.

For more information on the Terry Fox Foundation, click here.