Ladysmith Terry Fox Run takes place Sept. 15

The Terry Fox Run will celebrate its 33rd anniversary in Ladysmith Sunday, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m.

  • Sep. 3, 2013 9:00 a.m.

The Terry Fox Run returns to Ladysmith Sunday, Sept. 15, as the cancer-fighting cause Terry Fox inspired celebrates its 33rd anniversary.

Ladysmith’s run is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the Frank Jameson Community Centre (FJCC) and participants can register onsite beginning at 10 a.m. that day.

According to the Terry Fox Foundation’s website, organizers will mark out 2.5-, 5-, 7.5- and 10-kilometre loops.

The run is “suitable for bikes, wheelchairs, strollers and rollerblades,” TFF states, and “dogs on leash are welcome.”

Over 9,000 Terry Fox Runs are staged worldwide each year, according to TFF. To date, the foundation has raised over $600 million for cancer research worldwide and in 2012 alone, the TFF invested an estimated $29.3 million into research towards “cure-oriented” studies, “translational research” ― to facilitate the transmission of new discoveries from the lab to the front lines ― and in “training future leaders in cancer research.”

Pledge forms are available at FJCC, located at 810 Sixth Avenue in Ladysmith.

For more on this year’s Terry Fox Run or the TFF, call 1-888-836-9786 or visit terryfox.org.

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