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Terry Fox run being planned again as a virtual event this September


By Al Beeber on July 7, 2021.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com

For the second straight year, the annual Terry Fox Run will be a virtual affair in Lethbridge.
Co-chair Bobbie Fox said Monday the 2021 edition of the fundraiser for cancer research will be staged Sept. 19.
People can register in advance as individuals or in groups for the event, which was started after the Marathon of Hope tragically ended near Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1980 after Terry Fox learned the cancer which claimed his right leg had spread.
Fox died in 1981 on June 28 and over the decades the Terry Fox Run in his honour has raised more than $750 million.
To register, southern Albertans can go to http://www.terryfox.ca/terryfoxrun/lethbridge
The local organization can also be found via any of these links:
https://www.facebook.com/LethbridgeTerryFoxRun
https://www.instagram.com/lethbridgeterryfoxrun/
https://twitter.com/YQLTerryFoxRun
Fox, daughter-in-law of Terry’s uncle, who the Marathon of Hope Fox was named after, said last year’s run was one of the biggest financial successes of the local event’s history despite COVID-19 restrictions forcing it to go virtual.
That run raised $12,496. Being virtual may have given southern Albertans more flexibility than an actual run, Fox suggested.
“Lethbridge always had strong support for Terry and his goals and visions,” Fox said.
Fox is an archives assistant at the Galt Museum and Archives and says people interested in the history of the Terry Fox Run in Lethbridge can check out an online exhibit called “Marathon of Memories: 40 years of Terry Fox Run in Lethbridge.” It can be be found at galtmuseum.com

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