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Date: Sep 20, 2020

Title: Terry Fox Run

Time: 12:15AM to 11:45PM

Description: Terry Fox Run - set for Sunday September 20 in Sexsmith! This year is going to look a little different than other years - the 5k/10k course will be set up for those who want to take part in it but there is no registration needed and it's on your own time and at your own pace that day! https://www.facebook.com/events/337062804145938/ 40 Years of Hope - The 40th Annual Terry Fox Run: Virtual Edition 40 years ago, Terry Fox set out on his Marathon of Hope not knowing how Canadians would respond to his plea, “Somewhere the hurting must stop.” Canada answered that plea with Terry Fox Runs in hundreds of communities, thousands of schools, and with millions of supporters across Canada. This year, the global pandemic has changed so much about our lives from how we work, whom we spend our time with, where we go. But it has not changed our desire to help others, to make a difference, to bring light into the dark, just like Terry did in 1980. On Sunday September 20th, Canadians will show up again for Terry and for cancer research, not in person but in spirit, in neighbourhoods across Canada as they participate in the first-ever virtual “Terry Fox Run. One Day. Your Way.” There will be walkers, runners, bikers, and hikers. In these uncertain times, the one certainty we have is that cancer is not waiting for COVID to be over. Important findings continue to be made, as seen when Terry Fox-funded scientists at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto mined the uncharted territory of the genome of a cancer cell and discovered gold: new protein targets for drug development against prostate cancer. This September, help celebrate a favourite Canadian fall tradition that will look a little different but have the same heart. Your effort will ensure that cancer research continues to move us closer to a cure every day. Register to fundraise at terryfox.org.

 

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