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Terry Fox Run

September 13, 2012 by  

Terry Fox Run, The Oakville Terry Fox Run takes place this Sunday, and all Oakville residents are invited to honour Terry Fox and continue his Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research. The Run will be held on Sunday, September 16th family-friendly Coronation Park, on Lakeshore Road just east of Third Line. Participants are reminded there is no parking in Coronation Park itself, and are asked to observe all “No Parking” signs on side streets nearby.

The Run begins at 10:00 am, with registration beginning earlier. Participants can choose to run, walk, bicycle, board, rollerblade, push a stroller or walk the dog along the scenic 5K or 10K route. New this year is a 2K family walk/run within the park itself.

The Opening Ceremonies will once again be hosted by Dan Ferrone and will commence at 9:00 am.

This year’s Oakville Terry Fox Run will feature a kids’ activity tent, music, food and fun. There will be Bruce County Nut and Fudge Co. candy apples for sale for $4 and the Kinsmen Club of Oakville will be selling food and coffee with proceeds to the Run.

Terry Fox Run t-shirts will be sold for $17 and a limited number of new long-sleeved Run shirts will sell for $25. All proceeds from t-shirt sales go to the Terry Fox Run.

Participants are invited to bring their own water bottles this year and refill them before and/or after the Run at Coronation Park. Longos has generously donated water and fresh fruit, which will also be available after the Run. Councillor Max Khan has donated freezies, which his family will be providing at no charge to participants as a thank you for the support he has received from the community.

New this year are special ‘In Memory’ and ‘In Honour’ of road signs which sell for $5. They are a moving way to pay tribute to a special person you know who has had cancer or lost their life to cancer.

“We are inviting all residents of Oakville to purchase a sign either in memory or in honour of a friend or family member who has had or lost the battle with cancer,” said Town Councilor and Chair of Oakville’s Terry Fox Run Pam Damoff. “We hope everyone will personalize their signs with special messages, photos and other memories of their loved one and bring it to the Run site on Sunday, September 16 and post it along the Run route for everyone to see.”

Signs can be purchased prior to run day by contacting Nathalie de Caen at ndecaen@hotmail.com. Signs can also be purchased at Coronation Park on Run morning and markers will be provided by volunteers to create your tribute card and post it along the route.

Pledge sheets can be downloaded at www.terryfoxrun.org. Registration is also available on site on the day of the Run. All Terry Fox Runs are organized by volunteers, and the Terry Fox Foundation is a leader among charitable causes in terms of low administration and fund-raising expenditures. The Terry Fox Foundation is proud of the fact that 84 per cent of all funds donated – by Canadians of all ages and through Terry Fox Runs around the world – go directly to research into treatments for all forms of cancer.

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