Terry Fox Run searching for Lake Country coordinator

Long standing run needs some help to take place in Lake Country this year

Organizers of the Terry Fox Run this year are looking for an organizer in Lake Country.

“My quest would not be a selfish one. I could not leave knowing these faces and feelings would still exist, even though I would be set free from mine.”

Those words were spoken by Canadian hero Terry Fox as he took part in his campaign to run across Canada for cancer research.

Now the Terry Fox Foundation is looking for a Lake Country resident to help organize the 33rd annual Terry Fox Run, taking place later this fall.

Fox was a person who looked for the possibilities in an impossible task and made a huge difference.

It was Terry’s determination towards his ultimate goal – to outrun cancer – that exemplifies the importance of leading by example. Fox ran 5,373 kilometers over 143 days with the goal of seeking a cure for those affected by cancer and giving those around him something to hold onto – hope.

This year marks the 33rd annual Terry Fox Run and the community of Lake Country needs a volunteer run organizer to help keep Terry’s message alive. By becoming a run organizer, you become an integral part of carrying Terry’s torch and helping Lake Country contribute towards finding a cure for cancer.

Last year, the Terry Fox Foundation raised over $26 million for cancer research, and the foundation is looking for someone to help build off of that. The foundation will help anyone who is interested in volunteering to be an organizer through the planning process. It is incredibly important that someone steps forward immediately for this meaningful cause, as the run is fast approaching and will take place on Sunday Sept. 15, according to Donna White, provincial director for the Terry Fox Foundation B.C. and Yukon.

“It would be such a shame for the people of Lake Country to miss out on an opportunity to keep Terry’s legacy alive as every community no matter how big or small can make a huge impact, just as Terry learned when a small town of 10,000 people raised over $10,000”, said White “Every contribution matters, and like Terry, we will continue to work together to outrun cancer.”

If you are interested in becoming the Lake Country volunteer Run Organizer, please contact Donna White, Provincial Director at the Terry Fox Foundation by email at bcyukon@terryfoxrun.org or by phone at 1-888-836-9786. Remember, the Runs are non-competitive and all inclusive; the registration fee is by donation and there is no minimum pledge amount. For more information about The Terry Fox Foundation, visit www.terryfox.org.

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