I am sure you have heard of Terry Fox and the run. Have you? As a kid in school, did you raise money for the run? Did you know what you were running for?
The Terry Fox Foundation works to achieve a world without cancer. For over 30 years they have been raising money for cancer research. $0.82 out of every dollar that is raised for this foundation goes directly to all kinds ofcancer research!
This week I had the privilege of meeting Becky, cousin of Terry Fox. Becky is passionate about cancer research, as cancer has affected her family closely. In fact, statistics show that nearly 1 out of 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Becky is a resident of Spruce Grove and organizer of the Terry Fox run for the Tri-Region. This year the Tri-Region is invited to the Terry Fox Run at Jubilee Park! Mark your calendars for Sunday, Sept.16. This is going to be family-friendly, fun event! You are invited to bike, run, walk, rollerblade, walk the dog, or use your wheelchair to cover anywhere from 1-10K! There is no registration fee, but you must be registered to participate. You can register online before the run at www.terryfoxrun.org, or at the event! Registration starts at 9 and the run at 10. You are invited you ask your friends, family and neighbors to sponsor you, or bring your own donations for this all important cause. Included in this amazing, vital day, will be bouncy houses, face painting, henna tattoos, door prizes and a free BBQ lunch for registered participants! Please
make plans to join in on this day!
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