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First Published Monday, 15th September, 2008.

Fwd:


Hi,

It’s that time of year again. This coming Sunday,
Alex will be running 10K in the Charlottetown
Terry Fox Run. Alex was thrilled to meet Darrell
Fox and see Terry’s van when it was on PEI this
summer
(http://therunman. blogspot. com/2008/ 06/terry- fox-tour- of-hope-terry- foxs-van. html).


On Sunday October 5th, Alex will once again be
running the 5K Run for the Cure. This is the
largest single-day volunteer-led fundraising
event dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer.


More info on both runs below.


If you would like to support the Terry Fox Run
and/or The Run for the Cure by sponsoring Alex,
here are the links to his donation pages:


Terry Fox Run –
https://www. terryfoxrun. org/english/ corporate/ runner/informati on/default. asp?s=1&RunnerID =54207


Run For The Cure –
https://www. cibcrunforthecur e.com/html/ personal_ page.asp? track=2696884& languageid= 1


Thank you for your consideration


-jypsy & Alex
http://therunman. blogspot. com


About The Terry Fox Run:


Before Terry died, he knew that an annual event
would be held to commemorate his Marathon of
Hope. It would be called, appropriately, The Terry Fox Run.


The first Terry Fox Run in 1981 attracted 300,000
participants across Canada and raised $3.5
million. To date, more than $400 million has been
raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry’s name.


Each year, thousands of volunteers organize Terry
Fox Run events in Canada and around the world.


In Canada, the annual Terry Fox Run is held every
September, usually on the second Sunday following
Labour Day. In countries outside Canada, the Run
is organized at a time that is convenient for organizers.


The Run is a non-competitive event where people
get together as individuals, families and groups
to raise money in Terry’s name. It is a day of
celebrating Terry’s legacy and helping to keep
his dream of a cure for cancer alive.


There is no entry fee and no prizes are awarded,
although a certificate of appreciation is given
when participants complete their journey. Run
locations are organized in large urban areas
attracting thousands of people and in small,
rural communities where just about everybody
knows each other. School events tend to be
incorporated into the daily curriculum.


As Terry said in 1980:


“If you’ve given a dollar, you are part of the Marathon of Hope .”
http://www.terryfox run.org


About The Run for the Cure:


The Run was created in 1992 by a small group of
volunteers who wanted to raise awareness and
funds for the cause. The first event took place
in Toronto. Over 1,500 participants raised
$85,000 – an outstanding success! Through the
ongoing dedication of our volunteers, this single
Run event grew into what it is today … Canada’s
largest single-day, volunteer-led fundraising
event dedicated to breast cancer research, education and awareness.


In 2007, 53 communities and 170,000 Canadians
participated in the Canadian Breast Cancer
Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. Together, we
raised more than $27 million for breast cancer
research, education, and awareness programs. What an incredible success!


We applaud your efforts and dedication and look
forward to another milestone year.


Run for the Cure


1992: Canada’s first event, raising $85,000 in Toronto.
1993: Vancouver joins the journey.
1995: The Run grows to 10 locations – from Halifax to Vancouver.
1997: CIBC joins as the title sponsor, and the Run locations grow to 17.
2002: The Run takes place in a total of 30
locations with over 140,000 participants across the country.
2004: A record $21 million is earned in over 40 locations.
2005: The millionth Canadian participated in the
Run since its inception in 1992. More than
170,000 Canadians raised over $23 million.
2006: The 2006 Run raises $26 million dollars!
2007: More than 170,000 participants raised more
than $27 million in 53 communities across Canada.
2008: Please join us on Sunday, October 5.
https://www. cibcrunforthecur e.com



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