Grand Forks, Christina Lake kids participate in Terry Fox Run

Over 100 children from Grand Forks and Christina Lake took part in this year’s Terry Fox Run, Thursday, Sept. 23.

The kids, some 140 of them between Dr. D. A. Perley and Christina Lake elementaries, walked, ran and yelled for four kilometres along the Trans Canada Trail between Fife and Santa Rosa Roads.

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Joined by around a dozen staff from both schools, including Perley principal Shawn Lockhart, the kids had come to “run for Terry” and for family members affected by cancer.

Christina Lake Fire and Rescue’s Bill Sutherland and Nathan McKenny followed the kids in the department’s side-by-side, making sure no runners were left behind.

The fall tradition honours B.C.’s Terry Fox, whose 1980 Marathon of Hope raised over $24 million for cancer research. Fox was 22 when he famously lost his own battle with cancer, having run over 5,300 km from St. John’s, N.L. to Thunder Bay, Ont.



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