As we all know too well, this year is challenging us to do things differently, and try things we never have before.*
After Terry Fox had to stop running, he said, “Even though I’m not running anymore, people should go ahead and try to do their own thing.”
On Sunday, September 20th, Canadians will be doing just that, by choosing a route and location to safely walk, run, bike, hike, paddle, skate or wheel. Although we will not be having our usual Pitt Meadows Community ceremony, and run in Spirit Square, we can all come together by doing our OWN thing and maintaining the tradition of Terry Fox Run Day in our hearts. With this year’s ‘ONE DAY YOUR WAY’ approach, participants are invited to register and fundraise (if and as much as they are able) at TerryFox.org, and do something that works for them. This may be a family walk around the neighbourhood, a run with your companion, a paddle on one of our local waterways, a bike ride on the dyke or even something within your own home.
We are so blessed to live in beautiful Pitt Meadows, which is ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities! The important thing is to do something YOU are comfortable with the people you are close to. Let others know what you are doing on September 20 and encourage them to do their own Terry Fox thing too!
You can still get a Terry Fox Run t-shirt for $20.00 – they are available for sale at Sole Experience in Osprey Village (10995 Barnston View Rd in Pitt Meadows) which is open 10 am – 6 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
You can also order them, along with other 40th Anniversary merchandise at TerryFox.org
In advance of Sunday, September 20th:
- Remember to register and sign up at TerryFox.org
- Share this with your family and friends, and on Social Media
- Purchase a Terry Fox shirt, and wear it with pride
- Watch the video below, and think about how important it is to keep the ‘Marathon of Hope’ going!
Here is Rick Mercer with his remembrances of Terry’s run:
See you around Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, on Sunday, September 20th!
* The lovely wording of most of the above text was cribbed from an email from Ali Wakeling, Terry Fox Run Coordinator Extraordinaire, for Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows, who keeps everything “running” smoothly!