40th annual Terry Fox Run goes virtual in Edmonton

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However, the local run has reached only about half of its goal of $140,000.

“Your money really counts, in these tough times your money is going to make a big huge difference,” said Park.

The money raised goes to the Terry Fox Research Institute that works with more than 70 cancer hospitals and organizations across Canada.

“We fund every type of cancer research,” said Park.

Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope in April 1980 in St. John’s, N.L. His hope was to raise one dollar for every Canadian to fight cancer. He ran 5,373 kilometres through six provinces over 143 days before stopping outside of Thunder Bay, Ont., on Sept. 1, 1980, when cancer had spread to his lungs.

On Sept. 13, 1981, the first Terry Fox Run is held, just a little over three months after his death.

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