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…

Veteran Terry Fox Participant

Jonathan Pereira, Centennial Journalism A veteran in terms of the annual Terry Fox run, Adina Buaron has been participating and running since her childhood. After her attendance at the Terry Fox Public school in Newmarket where she met Fox’s dad Rolly, Buaron returns once again to show her support by bringing her PetValu team to…

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…

How Terry Fox inspired Linda Lyons to get involved

Ellen Samek, Centennial Journalism For the last decade, the Whitby Terry Fox Run has been a part of Linda Lyons’ life. As a member of the organizing committee, Lyons and her family have made lifelong friends and she sees firsthand how the event helps the community. Her inspiration for getting involved was Terry Fox himself. She…

Richard Wu Returns to Run Again

by Brandon Wong, Centennial Journalism Two years ago, Richard Wu had a seizure in Hong Kong while preparing for a run and was diagnosed with brain cancer shortly after. Since then, Wu has participated in two consecutive Terry Fox Runs and has raised more than $19,000 for cancer research. Wu hopes to set an example for…