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Monday, September 17, 2012

Terry Fox Runs Successful

Regional | by Bayshore News Staff  

Almsot 14 thousand raised in Wasaga and 31 thousand dollars raised in Orillia.

563 people turned out at Couchiching Beach Park in Orillia on Sunday to participate in the annual fundraising event for cancer research.

Event Organizer Alison Stoneman says they managed to reach their goal of 31 thousand dollars -- one dollar for every resident of Orillia.

Stoneman says the weather was good for the runners because it was sunny but not too hot.

She says since everyone was either running, walking, or cycling, the cool breeze coming in from the lake didn't make any difference.

Stoneman says there were families participating with parents bringing their babies and infants to the event.

She says 87-year-old Nina Lawrence -- a cancer survivor -- participated in her 32nd Terry Fox Run.

Stoneman says there are schools that will be holding Terry Fox Run events later this month.

She says the national school run goes on September 27th and Georgian College and Lakehead University is having their post-secondary challenge at the end of the month.

All the money raised during this weekend's Terry Fox Run events goes to the Terry Fox Foundation. 

Meanwhile, the Terry Fox run in Wasaga Beach this weekend was the most successful so far, according to organizers.

The run brought in  $13,919.

That's the most that's been raised in all the years the run has taken place in Wasaga Beach.

250 volunteers and runners took part in the event at Beach Area One.



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