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…

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…

How Terry Fox’s Positivity Encourages Other Cancer Patients

by Jessica Lam, Centennial Journalism Danny Li, 45, is on the board of the Canadian Chinese Cancer Support Association. About 200 members of the association joined him at the Terry Fox Run in Markham on September 17 to show their support for cancer research.The team members, made up of cancer patients, survivors, and family, support one another…

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…