YORKTON – Runners gathered at Terry Ortynsky's Royal Ford/Royal Honda on the afternoon of Sunday, September 18, to participate in in the annual Terry Fox Run.
A volunteer for the organization told Yorkton This Week that the event had 78 runners participate in the three kilometre run and raised a total of $2,250, with $1,400 coming from in-person donations and another $850 from online donations.
"Terry Fox was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. After losing his leg to cancer at only 18 years of age, Terry set out to do the impossible: run across Canada, one marathon a day, in pursuit of his dream to find a cure for cancer," read an article from the organization's website.
"In 1980, Terry’s journey to raise money for cancer research began and he called it the Marathon of Hope. With fierce determination and hope, Terry completed an average of 42 km each day, every day for 143 days. He ran a total of 5,373 km," read the article.