Fox run needs organizer

A local resident is needed to help keep Terry Fox’s dream alive to find a cure for cancer

  • May. 31, 2015 2:00 p.m.

A local resident is needed to help keep Terry Fox’s dream alive to find a cure for cancer.

The Terry Fox Foundation is currently looking for an individual to organize this fall’s 35th annual Terry Fox Run.

“For the past 30 years, Vernon has hosted a run,” said Donna White, provincial director.

“The run is an opportunity for people of a variety of backgrounds and ages to come together and contribute to the growing total of close to  $700 million that has been raised, worldwide in Terry’s name, in support of impressive and vital progress made in cancer research over the past three decades.”

The responsibilities for the volunteer run organizer include recruiting committee members, confirming the route, promoting the run, and overseeing run day activities.

The time commitment ranges from two to four hours weekly during the months leading up to national run day, Sept. 2.

Whether as a couple or individual, the volunteer run organizer is assisted by the Terry Fox Foundation in the planning process, and given the resources to make the event a success.

“The Terry Fox Run has been with us in Vernon since 1985,” said White.

“An astounding $147,000 has been raised at this location for innovative cancer research.”

 

For more information or to volunteer, contact Donna White at 1-888-836-9786 or donna.white@terryfoxrun.org.