Sunday , 26 September 2021

Terry Fox Runs across the Lakeland

It’s a yearly tradition across Canada to raise money for cancer research.

Terry Fox Runs and Walks are happening across the nation Sunday to continue the legendary Canadian’s vision of seeing a cancer-free world.

Evelyn Campeau is the Terry Fox Run coordinator in Bonnyville said the run begins at 1:00pm with registration happening at 12:30pm.

The run will begin at Slawuta Pond and go along the Jessie Lake trail.

“People can register online at terryfox.org/run. There are forms there and a lot of people are doing that now. I do have the paper pledge forms if people want them and they will be available at the run. Most people register and collect their donations online now,” said Campeau.

She said that $600 has been raised online already and the goal is $3500.

“Some years we’ve reached that. Sometimes we surpassed it. Sometimes we haven’t. Terry Fox had said he wanted to raise $1 for every person in Canada. So what the organization is saying is that they’d like to see $1 raised for every person in your area.”

Campeau has been involved with the Terry Fox Run for over twenty years, in part because of her son’s own tragedy.

“In 1995, we lost our son at age 18 to the same cancer as Terry Fox. He lost his leg and he didn’t survive, so we got involved after his death. And that was kind of I guess, the motivating factor and that’s why we’ve kept doing it,” she said.

“But I think just about everybody in the community has been touched, or know someone who has had cancer.”

Cold Lake is hosting the Terry Fox Run on Sunday with registration beginning at 9:00am at the Cold Lake Marina.

The run, walk, bike, or rollerblade begins at 10:00am beginning at the marina, along Lakeshore Drive and 1 Ave, and looping around Pine Ave.

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Local schools in the Lakeland also participate in the Terry Fox Run in September.

“We’d really like to see as many people as possible come out on Sunday.”

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.