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Marathon of Hope

Canadians coast-to-coast will walk, bike, jog and rollerblade in the 15th annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research on Sunday. 

Run sites close to Ryerson include the Central YMCA, two blocks north of Yonge and College, on Grosvenor St., starting at 10 a.m., or at U of T’s downtown campus at 9 a.m.

“Cancer has touched the lives of so many of us,” said Martha McClew, Ontario Director of the Terry Fox Foundation. “People participate not only to honour Terry’s achievements, but also for more personal and emotional reasons, such as the loss of a loved one.”

Fox attempted a cross-Canada run in 1980 to raise money for cancer research. His run took him from St. John’s, Nfld. to Thunder Bay, Ont. before the cancer that had forced the amputation of his right leg, forced him to retire. 

He raised over $24 million in his Marathon of Hope. To date over $144 million has been raised in Fox’s name for cancer research.

Last year 275,000 Ontarians raised over $3.8 million for the National Cancer Institute of Canada.

Pledge sheets are available at local merchants in the area as well as at run sites on the day of the run. For more info call 924-8252.  

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