© Bonnie Learning
The annual Terry Fox Run will take place in Happy Valley-Goose on Sept. 15. To kick off the event, the Terry Fox Flag was raised in front of the Town Office on Sept. 3. Taking part in the flag raising was (from left) Stan Oliver, Community Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society –Goose Bay and Town Councillor; Brenda Way, Councillor; Mayor Leo Abbass; Bernadette Greey, Trappers Running Club; and Andrea Keats, Trappers Running Club.
Dust off your running shoes — it’s just about time for the annual Terry Fox Run in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
This year’s event will take place on Sept. 15, starting with registration at 12 noon at the Town Hall, with the run starting at 1 p.m.
The run will be hosted by the Trappers’ Running Club (TRC).
“The Terry Fox Run is an annual non-competitive event that is held all across Canada and in numerous regions around the world,” explained Bernadette Greey, a member of the TRC.
“This event commemorates the Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, and his Marathon of Hope, and helps raise money for cancer research.”
Greey noted last year’s event in Happy Valley-Goose Bay was the second largest fundraising group in the province, just behind St. John's.
“This year, we would like to do even better and raise more money than (St. John’s),” she said.
The run will have three distances to participate in, the 3, 5, and 7 kilometre runs.
“The cost of this run is free, but we encourage people to bring donations,” said Greey.
Pledge sheets are also available at: http://www.terryfox.org/Run/Run_Participants.html.
Greey said each year the Terry Fox Foundation honours cancer survivors who participate in a Terry Fox event with a complimentary red ‘Terry's Team’ t-shirt.
“Terry's Teamers are a very special part of The Terry Fox Foundation, and are living proof that cancer research saves lives,” said Greey. “We are encouraging all cancer survivors to go online to order the free red t-shirt. Show our town how many of us have fought this battle and won!”