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Editorial: Spirit of hope continues with Terry Fox Run

Annual event set to start at Powell River Recreation Complex this Sunday
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Participants take part in the Terry Fox Run on Joyce Avenue, near Powell River Recreation Complex, in September of 2022.

Every year, the Terry Fox Run brings communities and people together in a powerful display of resilience, determination and compassion, including this Sunday at Powell River Recreation Complex.

For more than four decades, this annual event has honoured the memory of Fox and fostered a spirit of hope and unity that continues to inspire people worldwide.

The story is one of unparalleled courage. Diagnosed with cancer at a young age, Fox faced adversity with unyielding strength and an unwavering belief that he could make a difference.

Despite losing a leg to cancer, Fox embarked on a remarkable journey – the Marathon of Hope – to raise awareness and funds for cancer research by running across Canada.

Although his physical journey was tragically cut short, his legacy lives on through the annual run, which transcends borders and generations. People from all walks of life participate, lacing up their shoes to run, walk or wheel in his name. The event is a testament to the human spirit and the idea that together, we can overcome even the most daunting challenges.

It is more than just a fundraiser; it's a symbol of solidarity, reminding us that no matter our differences, we can come together for a common cause, supporting those battling cancer and honouring memories of loved ones lost to the disease.

Cancer knows no boundaries, and neither should our commitment to finding a cure.

The Terry Fox Run continues the mission of eradicating cancer while also honouring the incredible legacy of a Canadian hero. With every step, we move closer to a world where this disease is just a memory.

Registration for the local event starts at Powell River Recreation Complex (lower level) on Sunday, September 17, with organizer Leslie Paul, beginning at 8 am. The run gets underway at 10 am.