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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
2020 Terry Fox Run theme is One Day. Your Way

Joan King
Special to The Lake Report

Forty years ago, Terry Fox asked us to come together as a nation to inspire each other for a greater good.

He believed “anything is possible if you try.” 

Terry was the first fundraiser and he was one man dealing with difficult circumstances.

The most amazing thing wasn't that he ran a marathon a day for 143 days or that he inspired people to raise more than $800 million for cancer research. The most amazing thing was that he tried.

Let's see what happens when we all try like Terry. #trylikeTerry

This year's Terry Fox Run, the 40th anniversary, will be One Day. Your Way, a virtual event. You can run, bike, walk etc. in your neighbourhood or wherever you like, and do it at any time on Sunday, Sept. 20.

You can register now at, where you can choose to donate, register or sponsor. A website for the NOTL virtual run will be available next week.

You can sponsor yourself or a team, as the website offers a safe and secure way to raise money.

Commemorative shirts are available and will be for sale on Friday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2  p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at Phil's Valu-mart in Virgil.

You can also email me at or call me at 905-262-5898.

This year we are encouraging you to post a picture of you or just your running shoes at a NOTL landmark with the hashtags #Foxfootsteps #fortyyearsofhope #TFRNOTL #Ontario #Canada.

Terry’s shoes symbolized his determination and courage inspired by his ambition. Together we can honour Terry’s spirit from coast to coast.