ACTIVE COMOX VALLEY co-ordinator Jennifer Cox has been busy dropping off Terry Fox run pledge forms and putting up posters

ACTIVE COMOX VALLEY co-ordinator Jennifer Cox has been busy dropping off Terry Fox run pledge forms and putting up posters

‘Get up and get active’ with Terry Fox Run

Support a great cause at this year's Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Comox Valley Sports Centre track

Get up and get active while supporting a great cause at this year’s Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Comox Valley Sports Centre track.

There is a route for everyone to run, walk, wheel or ride, so bring your kids, parents, grandparents, friends, co-workers, classmates to support Terry’s legacy!

There is no entry fee, although participants are encouraged to collect pledges (no minimum). To start fundraising, pledge forms can be picked up at your local recreation centre, or downloaded at www.terryfox.org/Run.

The Terry Fox Foundation is diligent in ensuring that money raised is put towards funding innovative cancer research. British Columbia-based cancer pathologist, Dr. David Huntsman, is a Terry Fox Foundation funded researcher.

“Our team is really grateful for the funding we’ve received from the Terry Fox Foundation for the past three years and we’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished,” he says. “We’ve taken several cancer types which were real diagnostic challenges and we’ve redefined them and now we’re developing new drugs for those and other cancers.”

Organized locally by Active Comox Valley, with the help of valley-wide municipal recreation departments and dedicated volunteers, the Terry Fox Run raised $9,441.41 in the Comox Valley in 2012, a success this year’s organizers are hoping to build on.

“The Terry Fox Run is a non-competitive, no-cost, family-fun event for all ages and abilities supporting a cause that is close to many Canadian hearts,” says Active Comox Valley co-ordinator Jennifer Cox. “We have many returning volunteers dedicated to supporting this event and would love to see the community out in full force on Sept. 15.”

If you’d like to volunteer or participate to help make this event a success contact Jennifer Cox, Active Comox Valley co-ordinator, at 250-890-9116 or info@activecomoxvalley.ca.

— Active Comox Valley

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