200 brave the rain for Wingham Terry Fox Run
The Wingham Terry Fox Run ended up raising an amazing $26,949 on Sunday.
Approximately 200 participants braved the rain to walk/run/stroll/bike in the Wingham Terry Fox Run held on Sept. 18, and another 175 donated online before the event at https://run.terryfox.ca/3139, where donations are still being accepted until the end of the month.
First-time organizers Steve Jackson and Scott Miller took over this year’s run from Dale and Linda Edgar who started the Terry Fox Run in Wingham 34 years ago. A ceremony marking their volunteer milestone, including a letter from Fred Fox, Terry’s brother, and a gift from the Terry Fox Foundation, highlighted the pre-run ceremony.
The event wouldn’t have been possible, according to Miller, without the support of local businesses, volunteers and families and fundraising teams. A few teams of note from the event included, Team Newson, in honour of Dean Newson, Taylor’s Team, in honour of Taylor Mann, and Ange’s Superheroes, in honour of Ange Chester, who raised a combined $7,500.
This was the first in-person Terry Fox Run in Wingham, since 2019.
“We are over the moon with the support from the community. The enthusiasm and support for this event is amazing. Dale and Linda Edgar have laid a foundation for Steve and I to follow. Our goal is to continue the great tradition they have started in Wingham, while honouring those we’ve lost to cancer, celebrating those that survived and are fighting cancer, and carrying on Terry’s legacy, to try and eradicate cancer from the world,” says Miller. “Our new registration volunteers handled the 10:30 a.m. rush like seasoned pros. We can only hope to carry on this enthusiasm into next year, and beyond. Thank you, Wingham and area.”
The Terry Fox Foundation has raised over $850 million over the past 42 years, to fund over 1300 unique cancer research projects.