This Sunday students and faculty participated in the annual Terry Fox run in St. Catharines. It was a beautiful sunny day to run or walk or rollerblade 5KM or 10KM. Approximately 200 students participated. The money raised continues to be tallied and will be released shortly.
The Terry Fox run has been a Canadian tradition for the past thirty years and $55o million dollars has been raised for cancer research during that time. The run is named for Terry Fox, who after having his right leg amputated because of cancer at age 18 began a marathon of hope. Fox ran 5,373 kilometres in 143 days – running the equivalent of a marathon each day, unfortunately his cancer returned and he was unable to continue his journey. Three months after Fox died the first Terry Fox run was held and others have taken up his mission to one day end cancer.
To read more about Ridley’s participation in the Terry Fox run in the Niagara This Week, click here.