“In this fast-paced world driven by social media and 24-hour news cycles, how many of us can remember what happened last week, much less 36 years ago? Yet if you ask millions of Canadians what they recall from 1980 they have one reply: Terry Fox and the Marathon of Hope.
“In the early days of his run in 1980, Terry was an unknown runner on a lonely road, said a release from Nicole Broom, public relations assistant for the Terry Fox Foundation. “It was in the face of this kind of adversity that Terry formed his indomitable spirit. Every one of the more than 800 Terry Fox Runs in Canada reflects that same spirit, immersed with a sense of hope that inspires and motivates every participant.
“Hundreds of thousands of people across Canada are expected to participate in the 36th Annual Terry Fox Run on September 18,” the release said. “The Run, an all-inclusive, family-oriented activity, has become a fall tradition in Canada.”
“It’s an event that many schools in Saskatchewan take part of and it keeps Terry’s dreams alive,” said Heather MacKenzie, interim provincial director of the Saskatchewan division. “However, there are opportunities for the entire community of Preeceville to come together and share in the spirit of this event. We are excited that Saskatchewan is instrumental in the raising of funds for cancer research.”
“As a volunteer-driven organization, we seek an enthusiastic individual who possesses exceptional leadership qualities and has the ability to motivate and mobilize a volunteer team,” the release said. “Materials and training will be provided by the Foundation.
“What matters most today, what compelled Terry to finish that 26th mile every day, is the knowledge that nothing is tougher to deal with than a diagnosis of cancer,” it said. “Terry’s legacy continues to positively affect countless people and lead to breakthroughs not imaginable when he set out on his historic Marathon of Hope 36 years ago.
Persons wishing to volunteer with a grassroots organization that changes lives for the better every day, are asked to contact Heather MacKenzie at email@example.com more information.