For two young parents, this year’s Terry Fox Run was not only the site of an important fundraising event, it was where they gave their daughter some of her first life lessons.
To Pickering residents Robert and Cassandra Scrimgeour, Fox is not only an inspiration, he was an opportunity to teach their daughter Stella, 3, about compassion. And so, on Sunday morning at the Pickering edition of the 36th annual Terry Fox Run, the couple participated for their first time since grade school, but this time, as a family.
“(We want to teach Stella) the importance of helping people, those who need it. The importance of being there for others. Of giving back, especially. Of not being selfish. We think this is an important thing to try and teach at this age,” Robert said.
A few years ago, Beatrice Povolo suffered a tragic loss in her family as her brother died from brain cancer. Although it was an extremely difficult loss to cope with, Povolo now uses her brother as inspiration to run in the Terry Fox Run.
“Unfortunately, he died at a very early age, at 23, and he had quite a battle of it from the beginning,” Povolo said Sunday at the 30th annual Terry Fox Run in Pickering, Ontario.
by Justin Vieira, Centennial Journalism Pickering native Lorraine Hogg is on the run once again. Getting set for yet another Terry Fox event, Hogg is running for her mother, grandfather, and her best friend, who have all die of cancer. She’s also running for anyone else who is currently battling the disease. She tells Centennial Journalism’s Justin Vieira…
Deputy Mayor Doug Dickerson remembers well the day Terry Fox ran through Pickering during the Marathon of Hope.
By Christine Hogg, Centennial Journalism Kevin Cahill has been lacing up his sneakers for Pickering’s Terry Fox Run since the event began in the city, back in 1986. As the event coordinator for the run, Cahill oversees many of the meetings held in preparation for the run. Cahill spoke to Centennial Journalism’s Christine Hogg about his…
Ali Naqvi, Centennial Journalism Organizer Mike Leclair says the 2013 Terry Fox Run raised nearly $40,000. About 300 runners showed up to support the 33rd annual event outside Pickering’s recreation complex. Pickering raised more money this year in contrast to the past five years, according to Leclair, who has been helping and organizing and has…
by Leandro Diaz-Matus, Centennial Journalism Christa and Hans-Joachim Arndt have been taking part in the Terry Fox Run for 15 years. They participated even prior to their own personal battles with cancer. The Pickering couple tells Centennial Journalism’s Leandro Diaz-Matus how they have contributed to the event over the years. Listen here: