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Terry Fox Run returns to area

Local run raises over $27K for cancer research

It's something that began 42 years ago and, thankfully, even a pandemic has done little to deter us from remembering and honouring a remarkable person.

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians, including well over 100 in Taylor, took part in the annual Terry Fox Run in communities across the country Sunday.

For many, this particular fundraiser hits close to home, a family member or friend diagnosed with cancer or someone lost to a courageous battle with the disease.

One such family, and the new organizers of the region's local event, are the family and friends of Brian Maddigan.

“We lost my husband, Brian, in March to neuroendocrine carcinoma. The Terry Fox Run is something he believed in and wanted to support,” said Tara Maddigan.

“I hope that it's something that will come back annually again. It's been on a bit of a hiatus because of Covid. We'd like to do it again, maybe in Fort St. John next year, get a bigger crowd."

"It was a good turnout. It was a good event.”

Close to 125 participants, both young and old, ran or walked the 3.8-kilometre Participaction Trail, some completing the course twice.

At the start of the event, Maddigan said they had raised in the area of $27,500 for the Terry Fox Foundation for cancer research.

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