This Sunday, September 16th, 225 communities across the province will be participating in The Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research. Among those communities is Morrisburg, and among those participants could be you.
For 32 years running, this event has taken place making it a fund raising tradition.
To date, the Terry Fox Foundation raised over $600 million for cancer research worldwide.In those 32 years, the Morrisburg site has contributed $88,000 to the cancer fight.
Every Terry Fox Run is volunteer led and organized, including the one in Morrisburg.
Last week, the core group of volunteers for the Morrisburg event met with The Leader to discuss the event and to invite the community to get involved this Sunday by joining the 5 or 10 kilometer walk, run, bike or rollerblade.
The single mission of the Terry Fox Foundation, to whom the funds raised in Sunday’s event are directed, is to fund innovative cancer research, so there is no entry fee, no minimum pledge and no sponsorship requirement for this non-competitive event.
Just drop by the Morrisburg Legion between 8 a.m. and noon to register. Participants are welcome to make a personal donation in any amount that they see fit.
Eighty-four cents of every dollar raised goes to fund cancer research.
“I really like how the funds raised for this cause are used,” said Scott Robinson, who has been involved with the organization of the Morrisburg event for the last 12 years.
Twenty-year volunteer with the organizing committee, Audrey Henophy explains how easy it is to participate.
Simply register anytime between 8 a.m. and noon, and then head out on the course when you are ready.
For those interested, a photo opportunity will take place promptly at 8:15 a.m. in front of the Morrisburg Legion.
“This is such a good cause,” said Julie Lortie of the committee. “Everyone is impacted by cancer in one way or another.”