On Sunday, Jacque Thompson, 70, came from Peterborough to Woodbine Beach especially to attend the Terry Fox Run with her friend Pat Flude, 69, a breast cancer survivor. At the end of their walk, with the help of crutches for Flude, the pair felt satisfied with their accomplishments.
Kris Howe recounts the history of a particular antique T-shirt which she saves in a shadow display box. Howe was the event organizer for 2017’s Terry Fox Run in Milton, Ontario, and has been for eight years. Her younger brother got the T-shirt, which reads “Terry Fox — Ten Million Dollar Push” while what is now a global movement was just beginning in 1981.
Shayelle Smith, Centennial Journalism Following her recovery from a broken ankle that kept her away from the marathon for years, Rosalind Kentish returned to the Terry Fox Run on Sunday. Kentish’s youngest son was born the year of Terry Fox’s death, in 1981, making the event significant to her. This year she was running in…
Sergio Arangio, Centennial Journalism Woodbridge’s Terry Fox Run began in 1981, with John Gatti, a math and computer science teacher, taking the reins in 1991. He initially did not have a personal investment in the cause until friends and family began developing and dying from cancer. Gatti then became extremely determined to find a…
Verla Fiveash, 84, has been a community leader for as long as she can remember. She has been a Scarborough resident since 1969 and has grown quite attached to her tight-knit community. Fiveash has been an organizer and volunteer for over 30 years and this year’s 36th annual Terry Fox Run at Cedar Brook Park was no exception. Fiveash lost her son to colon cancer in February, 2017. He was 57 years old.
Pickering’s 31st annual Terry Fox Run to Cure Cancer took place Sunday, with many people arriving to honor Terry and to further his legacy. Craig Bamford, 59, does this run often with his Running Room group, who take the opportunity whenever available to come out and support various charity races.
Sheila Sprenger, an Etobicoke native, has been organizing the local Terry Fox Run at West Deane Park for the last twelve years, including the 2017 edition on Sunday, Sept. 17. Terry Fox has impacted the lives of many and remains a clear example of strength, determination and courage. For Sprenger, Fox is a great role model and has set the standard that even the smallest help can create a difference.