Terry Fox runs successful in three communities

  • Sep. 16, 2013 7:00 p.m.

It was 33 years ago that a young man from BC inspired and united an entire generation of Canadians; Terry Fox had lost his leg to cancer and his dream was to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. A lot of us have friends and family who have been impacted by cancer and they were in the thoughts and hearts of the participants from several communities on the islands last Sunday. In from Masset, Old Massett and Port Clements there was a good turnout of residents who completed the 1 km, 2 km, 5 km and 10 km route. Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s run in Masset. $2,134.80 was raised for cancer research! Organizers thank Delmas Co-op for its generous donation of refreshments, and the amazing volunteers: Lena Washington and Willie Youngson at the water stations, Miche Kokorsky, May Russ, Anne Marie Mol, Jack Thorgeirson, Dot Lewis and Diana Grosse in the office, Casey and Trevor Jarvis providing refreshments after the run and Cst. Cory Abbott for ensuring our safety on the road. In Queen Charlotte, 50 participants and volunteers raised $1933.00, organizer Clyde Greenough wrote. It was a beautiful day for the event and participants expressed their enjoyment. The day would not be as successful without the contributions of water, juice and energy treats provided by Gwaii Co-Op, City Centre and Causeway Convenience. Thank you. Thanks also to Lawrence Musgrave who manned the water station and Angela Gross who led a pre-race warm up. We want to recognize the remarkable dedication to the Terry Fox run provided by Jenny and Duncan White who had organized the Run in Queen Charlotte 1986. Many thanks to you both. In Sandspit, 25 people turned out, running, jogging, biking, strollering and walking. They raised a total of $410. Congratulations, one and all.