The Town of Kirkland is proud to announce that its 7th annual Terry Fox Run for cancer research will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Heritage Park at 10:30 a.m. In hopes of raising funds for the fight against cancer, community members are invited to walk or run at this family oriented non-competitive event.
Quebecers in communities across the province are taking action against cancer by participating in the Terry Fox Run. Participants can raise money for cancer research by gathering pledges from family and friends or by making a personal donation on the day of the Run. The Terry Fox Foundation also accepts online contributions and pledges, which can be donated at www.terryfox.org.
The efforts of Terry Fox Run participants have yielded incredible results. “Every year, the Foundation encourages participants across the country to take part in local events to help raise funds for cancer research,” said Carolyne Van Der Meer, this year’s run co-organizer for the Town of Kirkland. “We’re very lucky to have had such a strong organizing committee over the past seven years and such amazing support from city officials—this has helped make this run a tradition here in Kirkland and we are proud to be able to contribute in a significant way to Terry’s dream. We’re keeping the tradition going in 2016.”
This year’s Terry Fox Run will be a fun-filled event for the whole family. In addition to the usual event activities, Montreal radio station The Beat 92.5 will be present at the Kirkland event. Kim Kieran, who does news and traffic in the mornings for The Beat, will be the master of ceremonies. And The Beat Squad will also be on hand to cheer on Kirkland participants. This event is a great opportunity to join in the fight against a disease that plagues our community and make a difference in our world. Rain or shine, we hope to see you there.