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Terry Fox Run to raise money for cancer research set for Sunday

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Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee, left, Sue Connolly, committee member of the Terry Fox Foundation, and Lauren Rogerson, Charlottetown run organizer, take part in the Terry Fox flag raising recently at Charlottetown City Hall.
Submitted photo Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee, left, Sue Connolly, committee member of the Terry Fox Foundation, and Lauren Rogerson, Charlottetown run organizer, take part in the Terry Fox flag raising recently at Charlottetown City Hall. - Contributed

The annual Terry Fox Run takes place on Sunday, Sept. 16.

This marks the 38th anniversary of Fox’s Marathon of Hope.

Hundreds of thousands of people will remember this young Canadian’s audacious effort by uniting from coast to coast by taking part in this annual event.

The longevity of the run and the cancer research legacy inspired by Fox’s run is a remarkable

reflection of Canada’s respect for a man who gave us an indelible example of what it means to

persevere. With more than 10,000 fundraising events taking place nationwide, it is clear that Canadians have every intention to see Fox’s dream through to fulfillment.

“I know it can be a busy time of year but there is no better feeling that to come together with

family and friends, in your own community, for a great Canadian fall tradition that, quite simply,

changes lives for the better,” says Britt Andersen, executive director of the Terry Fox Foundation.

Since Fox ran his Marathon of Hope in 1980, Canadians have raised more than $750 million for

cancer research. This money is invested into projects with the greatest potential impact for

patients. One such project is called Terry Fox Profyle, which focuses on hard to treat cancers

for youth. This project, and others like it, use the principles of precision medicine and big data in a collaborative Pan-Canadian approach in an effort to give kids with hard to treat cancers another change.

Sign up to fund raise at terryfox.org. For more information, contact Lauren Rogerson, co-organizer of the Terry Fox Run in Charlottetown, at 902-330-3055 or lrogerson2@upei.ca.

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