Monday, September 17, 2007

The Terry Fox Run

Sunday, September 16, 2007

It was sunny and cloudy and 13 degrees.

The Terry Fox Run in Victoria Park on 5km loop.

There was people are walking, biking, wheelchair and running.

Premier Robert Ghiz is running.

Total $170 so far.

Thank you to all you who sponsored me.

Sean MacNeill and I together lead the way and cross the finish line first.

BBQ afterwards.

Mom at the water station first 5k.

Premier Ghiz hydrating at 5K

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The Guardian
More than 100 runners and walkers participated in the annual Terry Fox run in Charlottetown Sunday to raise money for cancer research. The run started and ended in Victoria Park and afterwards there was a barbeque. Although the numbers were down ffrom other runs organizers said they were happy with the turnout. (Guardian photo by Brian McInnis)

Ryan Hagreen lets his grandmother, Jennifer, do all the work, as he and his brother, Owen, and their grandmother participate in the annual Terry Fox run and walk Sunday in Charlottetown. Just how far they will go is up to Owen and how long his legs hold out on his bike, Hagreen said. Guardian photo by Brian McInnis
The Guardian

For the past 2 1/2 years, Paula MacDonald of East Royalty has been living with cancer.
The retired elementary school teacher said because of advancements made in terms of cancer research, she not only lives with cancer, but she lives well.
Although she’s undergoing chemotherapy treatment and takes medication, she said she could only look at the positive side of her situation.
“These 2 1/2 years have been the best 2 1/2 years of my life. Not only have I survived them, but I’ve had great quality of life,” she told a group of participants in the 27th annual Terry Fox Run in Charlottetown on Sunday.
“I have never been sick from my cancer and I have never been sick from the treatments.”
MacDonald said she’s grateful to everyone who was participating in this year’s event, and said it’s because of fundraising efforts such as this one that cancer research is made possible.
“You’ve been an important part of raising money for the research that’s making a difference in the lives of cancer patients.”
There were approximately 170 participants in this year’s event in Charlottetown, said event organizer Athena Doyle.
Doyle has been a regular volunteer in the Terry Fox Run. This year, two days after she found out her uncle wouldn’t survive his bout with cancer, she was asked to be the head organizer. He passed away in June, and she said she was involved with the event in his memory.
“It’s been a lot of work and a lot of stress, but it’s for him and people like him that you’re doing it for.”
Doyle said she was pleased with this year’s turnout and although the total raised wasn’t available Sunday night, she said it is likely close to the $7,000 raised last year.

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