Terry Fox Runs planned for Scarborough's Cedarbrook and Colonel Danforth parks

News Sep 06, 2016 Scarborough Mirror

The 36th annual Terry Fox Run is slated for Sunday, Sept. 18, and there are two runs planned for Scarborough.

As in past year’s, local Terry Fox runs will take place in Cedarbrook Park and Colonel Danforth Park. Both are open to people on bicycles, inline skates or in wheelchairs, as well as walkers and runners.

Known as the West Hill Terry Fox Run, the Colonel Danforth Park even goes from 8 a.m. to noon and follows a 10-kilometre route through the park along Highland Creek to the shores of Lake Ontario.

The West Hill run is organized by Joe Lemoine, who can be reached at josephlemoine2@gmail.com . It runs from 8 a.m. to noon, and participants can register at the start/finish area on Old Kingston Road in the Highland Creek valley between Military Trail and Manse Road.

The Scarborough Terry Fox Run takes place in Cedarbrook Park, 91 Eastpark Blvd., west of Markham Road and south of Lawrence Avenue.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It follows a 10-kilometre route through Cedarbrook and Thomson parks.

Organizers are Paul and Janet Ainslie, and they can be reached at paulandjanetainslie@sympatico.ca

The Terry Fox Run is held annually in memory of Fox who at the age of 20 started his Marathon of Hope in April of 1980 in Newfoundland.

Fox’s dream was to run across Canada, despite the fact he had lost right leg to cancer, to help raise funds and awareness of cancer. However, Fox was unable to finish his cross-country run. The Marathon of Hope ended on Sept. 1, 1980 just outside Thunder Bay, ON, as Fox was forced to stop because cancer had spread to his lungs.

Fox completed 3,339 miles of his run, but Canadians refused to let his dream die and the first Terry Fox Run was held in September of 1981. Before his death at the age of 22 on June 28, 1981, Fox knew that runs in his name were being planned to carry on his dream.

He also has a strong connection with Scarborough as the Marathon of Hope stopped in the community and Fox spoke to huge crowds during an emotional event at the Scarborough Civic Centre on July 10, 1980.

For more information on the Terry Fox Run, please visit www.terryfox.org

Terry Fox Runs planned for Scarborough's Cedarbrook and Colonel Danforth parks

Run marks its 36th year across Canada

News Sep 06, 2016 Scarborough Mirror

The 36th annual Terry Fox Run is slated for Sunday, Sept. 18, and there are two runs planned for Scarborough.

As in past year’s, local Terry Fox runs will take place in Cedarbrook Park and Colonel Danforth Park. Both are open to people on bicycles, inline skates or in wheelchairs, as well as walkers and runners.

Known as the West Hill Terry Fox Run, the Colonel Danforth Park even goes from 8 a.m. to noon and follows a 10-kilometre route through the park along Highland Creek to the shores of Lake Ontario.

The West Hill run is organized by Joe Lemoine, who can be reached at josephlemoine2@gmail.com . It runs from 8 a.m. to noon, and participants can register at the start/finish area on Old Kingston Road in the Highland Creek valley between Military Trail and Manse Road.

The Scarborough Terry Fox Run takes place in Cedarbrook Park, 91 Eastpark Blvd., west of Markham Road and south of Lawrence Avenue.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It follows a 10-kilometre route through Cedarbrook and Thomson parks.

Organizers are Paul and Janet Ainslie, and they can be reached at paulandjanetainslie@sympatico.ca

The Terry Fox Run is held annually in memory of Fox who at the age of 20 started his Marathon of Hope in April of 1980 in Newfoundland.

Fox’s dream was to run across Canada, despite the fact he had lost right leg to cancer, to help raise funds and awareness of cancer. However, Fox was unable to finish his cross-country run. The Marathon of Hope ended on Sept. 1, 1980 just outside Thunder Bay, ON, as Fox was forced to stop because cancer had spread to his lungs.

Fox completed 3,339 miles of his run, but Canadians refused to let his dream die and the first Terry Fox Run was held in September of 1981. Before his death at the age of 22 on June 28, 1981, Fox knew that runs in his name were being planned to carry on his dream.

He also has a strong connection with Scarborough as the Marathon of Hope stopped in the community and Fox spoke to huge crowds during an emotional event at the Scarborough Civic Centre on July 10, 1980.

For more information on the Terry Fox Run, please visit www.terryfox.org

Terry Fox Runs planned for Scarborough's Cedarbrook and Colonel Danforth parks

Run marks its 36th year across Canada

News Sep 06, 2016 Scarborough Mirror

The 36th annual Terry Fox Run is slated for Sunday, Sept. 18, and there are two runs planned for Scarborough.

As in past year’s, local Terry Fox runs will take place in Cedarbrook Park and Colonel Danforth Park. Both are open to people on bicycles, inline skates or in wheelchairs, as well as walkers and runners.

Known as the West Hill Terry Fox Run, the Colonel Danforth Park even goes from 8 a.m. to noon and follows a 10-kilometre route through the park along Highland Creek to the shores of Lake Ontario.

The West Hill run is organized by Joe Lemoine, who can be reached at josephlemoine2@gmail.com . It runs from 8 a.m. to noon, and participants can register at the start/finish area on Old Kingston Road in the Highland Creek valley between Military Trail and Manse Road.

The Scarborough Terry Fox Run takes place in Cedarbrook Park, 91 Eastpark Blvd., west of Markham Road and south of Lawrence Avenue.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It follows a 10-kilometre route through Cedarbrook and Thomson parks.

Organizers are Paul and Janet Ainslie, and they can be reached at paulandjanetainslie@sympatico.ca

The Terry Fox Run is held annually in memory of Fox who at the age of 20 started his Marathon of Hope in April of 1980 in Newfoundland.

Fox’s dream was to run across Canada, despite the fact he had lost right leg to cancer, to help raise funds and awareness of cancer. However, Fox was unable to finish his cross-country run. The Marathon of Hope ended on Sept. 1, 1980 just outside Thunder Bay, ON, as Fox was forced to stop because cancer had spread to his lungs.

Fox completed 3,339 miles of his run, but Canadians refused to let his dream die and the first Terry Fox Run was held in September of 1981. Before his death at the age of 22 on June 28, 1981, Fox knew that runs in his name were being planned to carry on his dream.

He also has a strong connection with Scarborough as the Marathon of Hope stopped in the community and Fox spoke to huge crowds during an emotional event at the Scarborough Civic Centre on July 10, 1980.

For more information on the Terry Fox Run, please visit www.terryfox.org