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Celebrate the legacy of Terry Fox this September

Friday, June 28, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

TERRY FOX RUN

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Terry Fox Run - Save the date - September 15, 2013

The Terry Fox Run will be held in the Soo at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion on Sunday morning, Sept. 15,2013.

As always, there is no minimum donation to take part.

You can walk, run, use your wheelchair, cycle or roller blade along the waterfront or just show up to show your support.

Even if you do not wish to take part in the run,you will be able to take part in a family event with a bar-b-q, face painting, a silent auction, musical entertainment and activities for the kids.

Cancer research has made a difference!

The most recent results rates indicate that five year survival rates of over 80 percent have been achieved for breast, prostate, melanoma, testicular, Hodgkin’s, bladder, cervical and uterine cancer.

This remarkable progress in cancer survival rates is in no small part due to Terry Fox’s legacy.

Join thousands of Canadians, in celebrating the Legacy of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope.

Get a team together of friends, family members or from your place of employment to “make a difference in the goal to defeat cancer.”

There are over 9000 Terry Fox Runs held each year – all lead and organized by volunteers.

$600 million has been raised for cancer research since 1980.

Over $400,000 has been raised in Sault Ste. Marie alone since 1982.

The local organizing committee hopes to continue to build on its success with their goal of raising one dollar for every person in Sault Ste. Marie.

Terry Fox’s goal in the Marathon of Hope was to raise one dollar for every man, woman and child in Canada.

For further information, contact the chair of our local organizing committee, Nathan Mudge at 705-945-9608 (mudget@shaw.ca).

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