Communities in Action representatives Kate Hall left and Sue Shikaze hold up a textbook on active transportation that highlights efforts in Haliburton County. ANGELICA INGRAM Staff

Terry Fox Run needs a leader

Published Sept. 4 2018

This year hundreds of thousands of people across Canada will lace up to participate in the annual Terry Fox Run scheduled for Sunday Sept. 16. Now in its 38th year the event’s longevity is a testament to staying true to its roots: grassroots volunteer-led non-competitive and family oriented.

We are still seeking a new volunteer to chair the Haliburton Terry Fox Run. In existence since 1982 Haliburton has hosted an annual Terry Fox Run and contributed more than $146000 to cancer research. The Terry Fox Foundation will work closely with the volunteer chair and provide support training and materials to ensure the success of this year’s run. It’s not too late!

Thirty-eight years have passed since that cold April morning when Terry Fox set out on his Marathon of Hope on the easternmost edge of our nation. In the ensuing years millions of Canadians have followed in his footsteps to forge a uniquely Canadian event. Our greatest strength is the extraordinary team of Terry Fox volunteers that span from coast to coast a human chain linked by a common purpose – to make a positive difference in the fight against cancer. They also share many of the attributes Canadians hold most dear: they are dedicated and driven helpful and humble and above all they are caring and compassionate.

If you are an enthusiastic and organized individual who possesses exceptional leadership skills and passionate about making a difference in the world contact us today and join the mission to change lives for the better every day. For more information please contact Kim Smith Ontario community events co-ordinator at or 1-888-836-9786 ext. 227.

-Submitted by Kim Smith