On behalf of The Terry Fox Foundation, I am reaching out to you as we prepare for the 38th annual Terry Fox Run, taking place this year on Sunday, September 16th.
We are seeking a Run Organizer to continue the annual Gold River Terry Fox Run. Sadly, this event is at risk of being cancelled this year if a local organizer cannot be found.
Port Coquitlam, BC - “I'm not a dreamer, and I'm not saying this will initiate any kind of definitive answer or cure to cancer, but I believe in miracles. I have to,” the words written by a true Canadian hero. Terry Fox had a single dream: a world without cancer. He sought to reach out to every corner of Canada, and beyond, when he embarked on his Marathon of Hope. Terry Fox ran the equivalent of a marathon a day for 143 days straight, on one leg, to raise awareness of the need for research funding. When his own cancer spread, he was forced to stop running. The heroic Canadian was gone, but his legacy was just beginning. This year marks the 38th annual Terry Fox Run and Gold River is seeking a motivated, compassionate volunteer Run Organizer to continue Terry’s legacy in your community.
Terry Fox has inspired an incredible wave of change over the past 38 years with his legacy living on in Gold River. For the past 29 years, Gold River has hosted a Terry Fox Run, and unfortunately if a local organizer cannot be found, this long-standing event is in jeopardy. The Run is an opportunity for people of a variety of backgrounds and ages to come together and contribute to the growing total of more than $750 million that has been raised, worldwide in Terry’s name, in support of impressive and vital progress made in cancer research for more than three decades (for more information about Terry Fox funded research projects visit www.terryfox.org or www.tfri.ca). As the volunteer Run Organizer, your responsibilities will include recruiting committee members, confirming the route, promoting the run, and overseeing run day activities.
The time commitment ranges from two to four hours weekly during the months leading up to the National Run Day, which is on Sunday, September 16th this year. Whether as a couple or individual or even a service group, the volunteer Run Organizer will always be assisted by the Terry Fox Foundation in the planning process, and given the resources to make it a success.
“The Terry Fox Run has been with us in Gold River since 1991”, praises Donna White, British Columbia and Yukon Provincial Director. “An astounding $15,000 has been raised at the Gold River run for innovative cancer research.”
The Terry Fox Foundation is proud of the 82 cents of every dollar raised that goes directly to cancer research initiatives (based on the most recent 3-year average). The Run, an all-inclusive, family-oriented activity, charges no entry fee or minimum pledge amount. Participants can run, walk, blade or bike.
“If you’ve given a dollar, you are part of the Marathon of Hope.” Terry taught us that every contribution matters. Terry’s legacy continues to positively affect countless people and lead to breakthroughs that were unimaginable when Terry set out on his historic Marathon of Hope 38 years ago. If you wish to volunteer with a truly grassroots organization that values all contributions, and whose mission it is to help every cancer patient, please contact Donna White at 1.888.836.9786 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We bet you’ll be glad you did.
To volunteer or for more information, please contact: Donna White, Provincial Director The Terry Fox Foundation, British Columbia and Yukon 1.888.836.9786 or email@example.com