Kristine Erlendson adorns her sons Spencer (left) and Khrystian Catlin

Kristine Erlendson adorns her sons Spencer (left) and Khrystian Catlin

Strong support in fight against cancer

The legacy of Terry Fox is growing in Vernon.

The legacy of Terry Fox is growing in Vernon.

Upwards of 350 people came out to carry on the tradition since Fox first stepped foot on his Marathon of Hope 31 years ago.

All of the walkers, runners, moms with strollers, dog owners and cyclists at Coldstream Elementary also dug deep for cancer research and raised $10,482.

“That’s actually up over last year as well which is awesome to hear because the weather wasn’t all that great,” said run organizer Tania Mund, of a cold and windy run day.

“But people still came out and showed their support for the Terry Fox Run, which is great.”

Participants got in the groove with a Zumba warm-up, the Vernon Vipers were on hand to energize the crowd and with the support of volunteers and local businesses, the day shaped up to be a fun family affair.

“It makes for a great event and another successful year for the run,” said Mund, who organized her last run as she passes the torch on for next year.

“We really appreciate the support of the community.”

Efforts to outrun cancer continue Sept. 28 for the national school run day. For information visit www.terryfox.org or call 1-888-836-9786.