Saturday, September 18, 2010

Terry Fox Run 2010 ~ Kamloops, BC, Canada

Once again the time has come for the Terry Fox Run.  It is being held this year on September 19, 2010.  The Kamloops Run will begin at the Interior Savings Centre, registration at 9am with no entry fee to be paid and the Run begins at 10am. 

Terry Fox Monument in Thunder Bay, Ontario
This marks the 30th Terry Fox Run and is being held in 30 different countries around the world. Over 3 million runners will participate globally! The annual run in Canada is usually held the second Sunday after Labor Day but that varies outside of Canada.  The Run is the largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research and has raised more than $500 million dollars since Terry began his Marathon of Hope.

Terry Fox Monument
The Terry Fox Foundation is an industry leader in fundraising accountability in order to follow through with Terry’s wishes. As young as he was, he knew what he wanted to do and how to do that. The Foundations policies and other information can be viewed on their webpage at

Terry Fox in Ottawa, Ontario

Our travels have given us the opportunity to see several of the monuments erected across Canada to honor Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope.  He is a Canadian hero and an inspiration to all who hear his story.  His legacy reaches far beyond borders and that is proven by the number of global participants in the Terry Fox Run. 
Terry Fox Monument at BC Place, Vancouver, BC
Some of Terry’s journal entries can be read on the webpage and one of them that I am sure, came to mean so much more than he could have ever imagined, was entered on Day 15 of his Marathon of Hope.
Day 15: 542 km
South Brook Junction, NF
"Today we got up at 4:00 am. As usual, it was tough. If I died, I would die happy because I was doing what I wanted to do. How many people could say that? I went out and did fifteen push-ups in the road and took off. I want to set an example that will never be forgotten."

Yes, Terry Fox, you and your example will never be forgotten.

To see more of the Terry Fox Monument in Ontario, please clik on this page.