Today marked the 36th Annual Terry Fox Run and there was a massive turnout for this year’s festivities!
Hundreds turned out to continue the efforts to bring awareness and raise funds for the deadly disease that is cancer. Terry brought forth a plethora of inspirational quotes through his memorable journey across Canada during his Marathon Of Hope. In the ceremonies preceding the run, the honourable Shirley Bond mentioned this particular one as he pointed out “Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going without me.”
That is exactly what Prince George and the community continues to do on this day. Most people are effected by this deadly disease whether it is physically, emotionally, or by association, and it is incredible how long this amazing fundraising will run for, in Terry’s honour.
Today was a special one for a particular person in the crowd. Jim Terrion was honoured with a one of a kind plaque thanks to his endless fundraising efforts. Over the course of the last 35 years, Terrion has raised a whopping $673,363 in the support of the Terry Fox Foundation! A well deserved honour for an amazing human!
The 5km route today wrapped around Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park, there was people of all ages, and all abilities. Some people ran, some people walked, some people biked, all to support the amazing cause. There were even a few people who went the extra five kilometres, and there were also a few people that I spoke to that set personal goals, and I later found out that they smashed them!
The Terry Fox Run is a national event that is near and dear to everyone’s hearts and his efforts have stretched farther than he could ever imagine, If he knew exactly how much is being done in his honour, he would be unbelievably proud!