The Terry Fox Foundation has announced that on Sunday, September 19, Canadians will come together once again across the country to support or participate in the 41st annual Terry Fox Run for cancer research.
The event will be virtual once again this year, uniting dedicated supporters from coast to coast to coast in neighbourhoods across Canada as they participate in the virtual ‘Terry Fox Run. One Day. Your Way.’
“Terry had to stop his Marathon of Hope 41 years ago when his cancer returned,” says Fred Fox, Terry’s older brother.
“He asked Canadians to keep on fundraising for cancer research without him so that his dream of finding a cure would one day be realized—and that is exactly what we need to do now.”
Fundraisers and donors will have access to a variety of new tools and technology to better support virtual fundraising efforts this year, including:
● A newly designed website loaded with downloadable content, engaging videos, interactive timelines, and fun activities available at terryfox.org
● A brand-new Terry Fox Run mobile fundraising app available to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play that allows supporters to easily raise more money by automating outreach across mobile and social channels
● Personalized QR codes for fundraisers across the country
● Text to donate functionality to support all fundraising efforts with options to give $5, $10 or $25 by texting ‘Terry’ to 45678
● Tap to donate stations in various provinces that allow users to give $5, $10 or $20, with payments made directly to The Terry Fox Foundation in support of cancer research
Judy Tremblay, Terry Fox Co-Ordinator from Grande Prairie mentioned that last year’s first virtual run brought in $12,000. The area typically raises $14,000; however, she was pleased with the outcome. This week the QR code will be at Ernie's, and will be at Muskoseepi Park on Sunday, from 11am to 2pm. To sign up for the virtual run, go to www.terryfox.org