By Dan Walton
After his overwhelming attempt to cross Canada on one leg in 1980, Terry Foxs Marathon of Hope continues to attract participation every year in Invermere, along with hundreds of other communities across the country.
On Sunday, September 15th, the 2013 Terry Fox Run will give those in the valley a chance to exercise in the name of cancer research. No matter what your preferred method of travel is, whether it be walking, running, cycling, skateboarding, or anything else on wheels, the track will offer supporters a range of distances. Participants can go three, four, five, eight or 10 kilometres in the event.
To avoid interfering with a busy Sunday in the valley, organizer Terri Lightfoot has changed the starting time of the event from its usual 11 a.m. kickoff to 10 a.m.
Terry Foxs Marathon of Hope ended after he ran 5,373 kilometres and raised $1.7 million and the money raised during his efforts were only a fraction of what was to come.
Kids need to know that one person can make a difference, and its important to show them that and keep his inspirational story alive.
Pledge forms are available at Kootenay Savings in Invermere, and theyll be collecting donations from donors who cannot attend.