SOUTH DUNDAS – A total of $115,941 has been raised through the Terry Fox Run at Morrisburg, and that amount will continue to increase as this year’s event is set for Sunday, September 17th.
“We invite everyone to come by the Morrisburg Legion on the 17th between 8 a.m. and noon, make a donation and go for a walk,” said Scott Robinson, coordinator for the local community walk.
While the option of collecting pledges is always available, Robinson has long understood that people are busy and he likes to make it easy for people to support such a great cause – The Terry Fox Foundation. “It has worked really well for us,” he said.
The community run, which is the one that takes place from the Morrisburg Legion, raised $4,740 last year. On top of that local schools have held their own in school events from which the proceeds are included with the Morrisburg site total. Local students raised $874 taking the 2016 total to $5,614.
If the site equals last year’s fundraising tally, it will have raised more than $120,000 since its inception.
The single mission of the Terry Fox Foundation is to fund innovative cancer research.
Over 9,000 Terry Fox runs take place each year across Canada. All are led by volunteers.
There is no minimum pledge and no entry fee, keeping the runs accessible to all.
To date, the Terry Fox Foundation has raised close to $750 million for cancer research worldwide.