Terry Fox Run Brings Out Dedicated Hatters

More than 100 Hatters braved the cool, damp weather on Sunday for the 30th Annual Terry Fox Run.

More than 100 Hatters braved the cool, damp weather on Sunday for the 30th Annual Terry Fox Run. Fox started the Marathon of Hope in 1980, but passed the baton onto Canadians when he couldn't finish. Since then it's become one of the largest cancer fundraisers in the world. Local volunteer Tracy Wilson says the run is of special importance because cancer touches everyone. "I have family members, you know, some that have beat it, some that haven't," says Wilson. "It affects everybody. It's something that you're affected by eventually down the road." Since its inception more than $500-million has been raised by the Terry Fox Run worldwide for cancer research. Locally, 122 Hatters turned in $5,251 to go towards the Terry Fox Foundation.

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