Categories: Volunteers & Charity

Organizer needed for local Terry Fox Run

The St. Albert Terry Fox Run may be cancelled this year unless an individual or group can be found to co-ordinate the run.

The local event has run consecutively in the city since 1983 raising more than $352,000 for cancer research.

Wendy Kennelly, the Alberta provincial director for the Terry Fox Foundation, hopes to find a co-ordinator by early to mid-August to prepare for the Sept. 17 run in St. Albert.

Kennelly said she is looking for someone who has a special interest and passion to give back to the community to benefit people with cancer. The run raises awareness about cancer and raises funds for research and patient services.

Co-ordination for the run can take an hour a week for an individual, business or service group, Kennelly said. Terry Fox runs can involve as few as ten people or as many as 10,000 people, said Kennelly.

The Terry Fox Foundation has raised $750 million for cancer research worldwide. There are 9,000 runs across Canada every year that raise awareness about cancer and raise money for research and patient services. The goal is to improve diagnoses and treatment of cancer, to improve the quality of lives for people with cancer and ultimately to find cures for cancers.

Anyone who is interested in co-ordinating the St. Albert run can contact wendy.kennelly@terryfoxrun.org or call at 403-212-1336.

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