Trail - 95.7FM
Castlegar - 90.3FM
Grand Forks - 103.3FM
Creston - AM 1340
Nelson - 106.9FM
Crawford Bay - 101FM
New Denver - 93.5FM
Kaslo - 95.3FM
Nakusp - 103.1FM

Terry Fox Run

WHERE
Across the Kootenay-Boundary
WHEN
Sunday, September 16, 2012
TIME
Various times

The Terry Fox Run is on Sunday, Sept. 16 at various locations across the Kootenay-Boundary. Join EZ Rock on location at the Terry Fox Run in Trail at Gyro Park, or find the run closest to you, To learn more, visit terryfox.org/run. It's a fun, non-competitive run with a variety of route lengths suitable for walkers, runners, bikers, people with wheelchairs or strollers, rollerbladers, and, in some cases, dogs on a leash. Kootenay-Boundary Terry Fox Runs are in Castlegar (Castlegar Rec Complex), Creston (Creston & District Community Complex), Grand Forks (Grand Forks Rec Centre), Fruitvale (Haines Park), Nelson (Lakeside Park), Salmo (Fire Hall) and Trail (Gyro Park).

Terry Fox was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) in his right leg in 1977 and had his leg amputated 15 cm (six inches) above the knee. While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He called his journey the Marathon of Hope. Terry's Marathon of Hope took place in 1980 with the simple objective of informing Canadians of the importance of finding a cure for cancer. With fierce determination, he ran an average of 42 kilometres (26 miles) every day for 143 days. Terry was forced to end his run on September 1, 1980 when the cancer spread to his lungs. The Terry Fox Foundation strives to maintain the heroic effort and integrity that Terry embodied. To date, over $600 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry's name.