Woodbridge Terry Fox Run organizer inspired to return every year

Organizer John Gatti at the 2013 Woodbridge Ont. Terry Fox Run

Organizer John Gatti at the 2013 Woodbridge, Ont. Terry Fox Run/Vernon Ayiku photo

Vernon Ayiku, Centennial Journalism

John Gatti is a high school guidance counsellor who has been organizing the Woodbridge Terry Fox run for 23 years. He is excited by the biggest turn out he has seen yet. Gatti volunteers every year in honor of the friends, family and colleagues he has lost to the disease, vowing to return every year, he says, until “it’s done.” He tells Centennial Journalism’s Vernon Ayiku he’s inspired by everyone who participates year after year, especially by a young runner he will never forget. Listen here.