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…

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…

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…