Terry Fox Run set to go in SE Sask communities

Across Saskatchewan, people of all backgrounds from over 40 communities will be coming together to work toward outrunning cancer with the annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 15.

In southeast Saskatchewan, the events include Weyburn, Creelman, Stoughton and Milestone. (Shown above are some of the draw winners from last year's Terry Fox Run.)

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In Weyburn, the contact person is Alex Roettger; in Milestone, Becky Pedersen; Lynne St. John is organizing the event in Stoughton, and in Creelman, Sharon Allan is the main organizer.

The Weyburn event will be held at River Park, with registration at noon at the gazebo, and the run starts at 1 p.m. People can walk, run or cycle through the park. Once around the park over the bridge and back around to River Park is about three km, and participants can do this route once or as many times as they want.

Participants can register online at terryfox.org, and can make pledges on the website or bring their pledges or donations to the starting point of the run.

It has been 39 years since Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope awakened a movement in Canadians to come together for a single cause – to create a world without cancer.

Terry has become a hero, while the annual Terry Fox Run has become a Canadian tradition.

In 2018, Saskatchewan raised nearly $1 million through The Terry Fox Foundation. To date, over $750 million has been raised across the globe for cancer research in Terry’s name.

All Terry Fox Runs are 100-per-cent volunteer driven and could not happen without them. In Saskatchewan alone, the Foundation relies on more than 1,500 Saskatchewan residents to keep Terry’s dream alive right here in the prairies.