There was a good turnout for the 43rd annual Terry Fox Run here in Moose Jaw on Sunday.
Participants met up at the Vanier Collegiate football field and took part in several different race lengths including a 400-metre option around the walking track, five km and 10 km.
“We had 65 participants last year and just by the sheer size of the one group, I would tell you that’s probably 30 people. We had a run team from Vanier come. We’ve just had a lot more kids and family out today than we did last year,” organizer Stephanie Meyer said on Sunday.
As of Monday, the Terry Fox Run has raised $5,177 including 53 t-shirts sold, $2,527 in in-person donations/pledges and $1,355 in online donations. There were 85 official participants and five volunteers.
Online donations will remain open 14 days after the run. You can make a donation here.
Rob Haver of Moose Jaw brought the family down to take part in the Terry Fox Run. He explained why it was important to have his children take part.
“They hear about it in school and then when they come home, we talk about it and we explain what it means. They are really young right now, but with time I think they will start to appreciate what it really means and why it’s important,” Haver said.
Over the years, nearly $900 million has been raised country-wide from the Terry Fox Run for the Terry Fox Foundation for cancer research.
Below are photos from this year’s Terry Fox Run event.
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