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Monday, March 20, 2023
Letter: NOTL pulled together for Terry Fox Run
Participants line up for the Terry Fox Run. Evan Loree

Dear editor:

Terry Fox was not a quitter and neither was NOTL, again this year.

On Sunday, Sept. 18, after two years of not gathering as a community, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Terry Fox Run took place at Simcoe Park.

Terry Fox turned misfortune into a journey that brought us all together to honour our Canadian hero and to continue his dream of one day finding a cure for cancer.

The community of NOTL showed tremendous support and generosity for this worthwhile fundraiser.

Thanks go out to all of those who participated and or volunteered with the 42nd annual run.

While pledges are still being processed we have more than $155,000 this year for Terry Fox-funded cancer research.

This amount owes a lot to the efforts of Joe Pillitteri and his team Pillsy – and to the chair of the Terry Fox Foundation, Bill Pristanski, who chose to do his 42nd Terry Fox Run in NOTL.

We were honoured to have jazz singer Juliet Dunn share her heartfelt story and lead us in our national anthem.

Each and every one of you have made your own personal contribution to Terry’s legacy.

His self-sacrifice and courage benefitted all living beings. He inspired community with his strength, hope and determination.

Thank you NOTL for continuing to keep his dream alive. We hope to see you at next year’s run, on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023.

Joan King, co-ordinator
Terry Fox Run


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