I’ll be the MC for my 12th year in a row here in Halifax at Point Pleasant Park. Here’s a cool story about a Terry Fox supporter:
Every September for the past 38 years, Will Dwyer of Barrie, Ontario undertakes his own version of the Marathon of Hope.
The 93-year-old Second World War veteran has made it his mission to raise a total of $1 million for the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research. Having lost his mother and many of his friends to cancer, Dwyer was inspired to become involved in the cause after watching Fox run the Marathon of Hope on television in 1980.
Each year he heads out in the month leading up to the annual Terry Fox Run to get pledges for the foundation. Last year he raised a total of $44,000, bringing his lifetime total up to almost $800,000!
He expects that his total raised this year will likely be near $32,000.
My son nineteen year old Trent (in red Terry’s team T-shirt) is a Wilms tumour cancer survivor and will be firing the run start pistol this Sunday, September 17th.
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Credits: CTV.ca, www.barrietoday.com and terryfoxrun.org