A Run for Cause: Canada’s 37th Annual Terry Fox Run

By: Varsha Ramdihol, Centennial Journalism Toronto elementary school teachers and sisters, Diana and Merrylene Manuelpillai, know the importance of keeping Terry Fox’s legacy strong among school children. These teachers are not only running in Cedarbrook’s 37th annual run to set an example for younger generations, but are also running for all the family they have…

Fashion Santa runs for Terry Fox and for his mother

  By Bobby Hristova, Centennial Journalism Santa came in September. Complete with a snow-white beard, Paul Mason, better known as “Fashion Santa,” finished his first Terry Fox Run on Sunday at the Toronto Central YMCA as a “tribute” to his mother, Donna Mason. His mother died of liver cancer in Feb. 2013, only two weeks…

Today’s Marathon of Hope

By Tianna Henry, Centennial Journalism Four years ago, Janet and Paul Ainslie took over the Annual Terry Fox Run at Cedarbrook Park in Scarborough. Paul, a Toronto city councillor in Ward 43, and Janet, a chartered accountant, use their diverse skills to improve and manage the event. As Janet Ainslie tells Centennial Journalism’s Tianna Henry, the Terry Fox Run…

Why breast cancer survivor, Jennifer Beltran, continues to run

Louise Allyn Palma, Centennial Journalism In 2007, Jennifer Beltran was 34 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Beltran was devastated when she received the news. Once she was cured, she was motivated to take part in fundraisers dedicated to raising awareness of cancer research. Seven years later, she took part in her first 10K Terry…

37 years later, Laurie Sanderson is still inspired by Terry Fox

Nida Zafar, Centennial Journalism Laurie Sanderson lost a friend to cancer and it has left a scar that runs deep in her heart. This is Sanderson’s second year participating in the annual Terry Fox Run at Cedar Brook Park. Her connection with Fox, though, goes back to 1980 when Sanderson heard Fox speak when his Marathon of Hope stopped…