One of the greatest regrets I have harboured since i was 13 years old is not getting out of bed as my father asked. One specific day in 1980 my father came into my room and woke me up. He said, ‘Do you want to go see Terry Fox?’ His marathon of hope passed thru my hometown. Terry ran down highway 7, less than 100 yards from where I lived. I didn’t go. It is one of my biggest regrets and this weekend, I am once again reminded.
This coming Sunday thousands of Canadians will be running to raise money for cancer research. The 37th annual Terry Fox runs are spread throughout the country and throughout the South Fraser as well. Since it’s inception, over $750 million has been raised in Terry’s name.
Did you know, the Terry Fox Run has no corporate sponsorships? As per Terry’s wish, he didn’t want any sort of fame or fortune, all he wanted to do was raise public awareness and money for cancer research.
Here’s where you can Run, Ride, or Roller blade South of the Fraser:
Cloverdale Legion, 17567 57th Ave (9am registration)
Fraser Heights Recreation Centre; 10588 160th Street
Fleetwood Park, 15802 – 80 Ave (8am registration)
South Surrey Athletic Park, near Rotary Field House (8am registration)
Douglas Park – 20550 Douglas Crescent (9am registration)
Walnut Grove Community Centre – 8889 Walnut Grove Drive (830am registration)
Sungod Arena, 7815 – 112 St. (9am registration)
South Delta Rec. Centre – 1720 – 56th St. Delta (9am registration)
Aldergrove Kinsman Community Centre – 26770 29 Ave (9am registration)
Tradex north end Building A 1190 Comell St (8am registration)
Garry Point Park – West end of Chatham Rd. – Near Steveston Village (9am registration)