More than 100 people came out for South Surrey’s Terry Fox Run, participating in the annual event recognized across the country each September.
Every year, communities in Canada and around the world get together to run, walk or bike in honour of Terry Fox. The Canadian hero dedicated many of his last days to running in the Marathon of Hope in 1980 after having his leg amputated following a cancer diagnosis. His goal was to raise both money and awareness towards finding a cure for cancer.
On Sunday, people around the city came together to carry out his legacy and continue working toward Terry’s goal. The South Surrey run’s goal was to $4,000 to raise for cancer research. According to the Terry Fox Foundation’s official website, the run brought in $7,380.
Children, seniors, parents, furry friends and more all came out for the run that began at South Surrey Athletic Park.