Under a beautiful sunny sky, over 350 enthusiastic participants raised approximately $30,000 for cancer research in this year’s Terry Fox Run in Red Deer. Once again we were amazed by the dedication of the donors, volunteers and ‘runners’ who continue to support this important fundraiser. The Terry Fox Foundation ensures that 84 per cent of all funds raised are allocated for cancer research and to achieve this goal, local organizing committees depend entirely on community sponsorship to hold the run and provide the food and beverages for the barbecue that follows.
Inspiration and motivation are different for everyone, however this year, Nevan Smith, a young Red Deer man who was recently diagnosed with desmoplastic sarcoma, inspired us all. Nevan has been undergoing aggressive chemotherapy treatment, yet, in the true spirit of Terry Fox, walked the 10-km route and in doing so, raised over $12,000 for cancer research!
A huge thank you to all of the local community-minded businesses that generously contributed to the success of the event. Special thanks to our faithful barbecue sponsors, Save-on Foods, Eastview Sobey’s, Apple Teddy Ciders and Fruit Juices and Olymel, as well as all those businesses that donated to our door prize draws.
Your commitment to the Terry Fox Run and to the Red Deer community is greatly appreciated.
Through the continued support of our dedicated sponsors, volunteers and participants, the legacy of Terry Fox lives on.
Terry Fox Run Organizer