Fort St. John Terry Fox Run raises over $1,500 for cancer research

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The Fort St. John run featured a ten, five, two, and one kilometre distance. Organizer Ken Lane said it’s great to see the run and Fox’s legacy stretch beyond Canadian boarders.

“It’s worldwide now. It’s gone beyond Canada and they’ve raised millions towards cancer research. Obviously they’ve helped millions of people now,” he stated.

One runner taking part was Jo-Anne Carter. She was taking part in her first Fort St. John run after attending runs in Prince George since their inception.

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“You have to take part; you have to help out. It doesn’t matter if it’s just a ten dollar or five dollar donation or coming out and taking part even if you don’t have the money to make a donation. Be part of it. It’s an incredibly needed thing. As much research as we need for cancer, it will eventually finish it,” she said.

She continued by saying like many others she was running in support of people she knows who are battling cancer or have succumbed to the illness.

“There’s not a person here or anywhere that hasn’t been touched by it in some way, so come out and take part. Everybody recognizes and takes part in what’s important to them. I’ve had cancer effect me. Friends, family, and our dog died of cancer. Maybe not as important to some people but it’s important to me. You have to focus on what’s important to you,” Carter explained.

This year’s run had 61 runners and raised $1,555, which was a large jump from last year’s turnout of 22 participants and $278 dollars raised.

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