VIRTUALLY One Day. Your Way! ~ 40th Annual Terry Fox Run in Sault Ste. Marie
40 YEAR AGO…, When Terry Fox told his mom and dad that he was planning a cross country Run, his mom Betty asked him why it couldn’t just be across BC. Terry’s answer: “Because it’s not just people in BC who get cancer.” He knew that the only way he could reach his enormous fundraising goal of $1 million was to take on our huge country,
One Canadian at a time. One ask at a time. One try at a time.
Terry died knowing his try had touched the hearts of 24 million Canadians.
Terry Fox set out on his Marathon of Hope not knowing how Canadians would respond to his plea, “Somewhere the hurting must stop.” Canada answered that plea with Terry Fox Runs in hundreds of communities, thousands of schools, and with millions of supporters across Canada.
Sunday September 20th, 2020
The first-ever virtual “Terry Fox Run. One Day. Your Way
This year, the global pandemic has changed so much about our lives from how we work, whom we spend our time with, where we go. It has challenged us to do things differently, to try things we have never done before. But it has not changed our desire to, Help others, Make a difference, Bring light into the dark, just like Terry did in 1980.
The Marathon of Hope might be turning 40 years old but the message is timeless.
On Sunday September 20th, Canadians will show up again for Terry and for cancer research, not in person but in spirit, in neighbourhoods across Canada as they participate in the first-ever virtual “Terry Fox Run. One Day. Your Way.”
There will be walkers, runners, bikers, and hikers; some will get up at 4:30am to honour Terry’s favourite time to run, while others will walk and Skype family in Europe to participate in a global effort.
In these uncertain times, the one certainty we have is that cancer is not waiting for COVID to be over. Important findings continue to be made, as seen when Terry Fox-funded scientists at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto mined the uncharted territory of the genome of a cancer cell and discovered gold: new protein targets for drug development against prostate cancer. Previously dismissed as “junk” DNA, noncoding regions were once thought to have little to offer for a cure against cancer. “We are exploring uncharted territory,” says Dr. Matthew Lupien.
Walkers, Runners, Bikers, Rollers and Hikers…
This September, help celebrate a favourite Canadian fall tradition that will look a little different but have the same heart. Find “Your Way” and make a difference in the lives of millions of Canadians. Your effort will ensure that cancer research continues to move us closer to a cure every day.
Register to fundraise at terryfox.org.
About The Terry Fox Foundation
The Terry Fox Foundation is an international organization whose mission is to maintain the vision and principles of Terry Fox while raising money for cancer research through the annual Terry Fox Runs, School Runs and other fundraising initiatives. To date, over $800 million has been raised worldwide in Terry Fox’s name to fund the most promising and innovative research. The Terry Fox Foundation National Office is located in Burnaby, BC and has offices in nine provinces. Visit terryfox.org.