PHOTOS: Tecumseh Terry Fox Run
Sunday September 18th, 2016
Posted at 1:05pm
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Today the annual Terry Fox Community Fun Run took Place in Tecumseh, a family event that raises money for cancer research.
Held in honour of Fox’s Marathon of Hope, which took place in 1980, Tecumseh’s version of the run has raised over $500,000 since 2005. This year’s run featured thirty-four registered teams and hundreds of participants who came together to walk, run, and bike a route through Tecumseh.
Mayor Gary McNamara stated during the opening ceremony that about half of the attendees came in from municipalities other than Tecumseh.
“In one generation we have doubled the chance of surviving childhood cancer,” said event chair Jan Wright during her opening speech, commenting on the importance of these fundraising events, and Canada’s role in worldwide cancer research.
The work of over one hundred volunteers made this event possible, and at about 9:30 a group of red-clad cancer survivors officially kicked off the walkathon.
A boisterously cheering crowd then left Green Acres Optimist Park as Eye of the Tiger played through the P.A.