Terry Fox Run Locations 2011

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 — 2:30pm PST
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It was on this day in 1980 that Terry Fox was forced to end his Marathon of Hope as he succumbed to the cancer that eventually took his life. After 143 days and 5,373kms, his journey ended just outside Thunder Bay… and that’s when the rest of Canada picked up the run where he left off.

Terry Fox Monument Thunder Bay
Photo credit: Bobcatnorth on Flickr

Over the last 31 years the Terry Fox Run, in his name, has raised over $550 million for cancer research. After commemorating the 30th anniversary of his Marathon of Hope last year, we lost Terry’s mother just a few months ago as well.

It’s been a very tough year for many but as Terry said, “I don’t feel that this is unfair. That’s the thing about cancer. I’m not the only one, it happens all the time to people. I’m not special. This just intensifies what I did. It gives it more meaning. It’ll inspire more people. I just wish people would realize that anything’s possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try.”

The National School Run Day is Wednesday, September 28, 2011 and community Terry Fox Runs will take place Sunday, September 18, 2011.

Here are just a few locations around the Lower Mainland where you can participate in this year’s run: Vancouver UBC, Vancouver Stanley Park, Surrey Cloverdale, Surrey Newton, Surrey North, Surrey South, White Rock, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond, New Westminster, Delta North, Delta South, Langley City, Langley Walnut Grove, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows, Mission, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody.

Other locations in the “604”: Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, Roberts Creek, Gibsons.

Terry Fox Foundation iPhone Application Terry Fox Foundation iPhone Application

Participants can sign up online to collect pledges and track progress on the new iPhone application (also available for Android). Follow the Terry Fox Foundation on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

As the BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps return to a new BC Place this fall, be on the lookout for the unveiling of the new Terry Fox Memorial as well.

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