NEXT RUN: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016
at the Memorial Park
OPEN START: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Organizer: Lloyd McCoy
For more information, please call 1-888-836-9786 FREE.
THE TERRY FOX
MARATHON OF HOPE
1980 - TERRY FOX ARRIVES IN MARMORA
MARMORA HERALD, JULY 9, 1980
Do You Remember?
"I remember that event. 1980. I was 6 years old and we saw Terry Fox on Hwy. 7 at the gas station that I believe was owned by the Morrisons" - Jenny Bedore Hyland
" I was there too on Hwy 7 at Tiffin Road." - Paul Scott
"I was there - just before Marmora on the hwy 7 at KOA turnoff" - Marilyn Reynolds
" I was there. I was 4. We watched him arrive at the IGA. I remember him standing on the loading area speaking. There were people everywhere. Big garbage bags were being passed around and being filled with donations." Jeanette Rodine Fluke
" I wasn't there...my Mom, Cathy Callfas, asked me if I wanted to go, but me...thinking that this was just someone who was a nobody not really proving anything, a short lived event... said No. I just couldn't have been bothered wasting my time. Boy, I was I wrong!!!" Barb Callfas Duff
Since his death on June 21, 1981, the Terry Fox name has been added to B.C. mountain, 83 kilometers of the Tran-Canada Highway, a Fed. Gov. $5,000,000.00 endowment fund, two Canadian postage stamps, a Canadian Coast Guard ship, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, 14 schools and 15 roads in Canada. By May of 2014, over $650,000.00 had been raised for Cancer Research in the name of Terry Fox.
With a history 35 year history in Marmora (2015), the Terry Fox Run has produced dedicated individuals who have raised many thousands of dollars. Here are a few -