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Oct. 29, 2020 | Thursday
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Letter: Thanks for raising thousands for the Terry Fox Run

Dear editor:

Despite missing the spirit and camaraderie of our community run and facing a pandemic that has challenged us, NOTLers walked, ran or biked their own way, showing their determination to make a difference just like Terry Fox did 40 years ago.

Special thanks to NOTL Rotarian Penny Milligan who provided curbside brunch for over 30 fellow participants and raise over $2,400 for cancer research.

The dedicated June's Dream Team, organized by Donna and Norman Seymour, contributed more than $12,000. Thank you for making it fun for family and friends and serving pizza lunch from Sandtrap.

Team Tennissee, organized by Ann Deuerlein, raised over $4,000. Huge thanks for educating the young children in their tennis bubble about the importance of what Terry Fox accomplished in his life and how important it is for all of us to honour his legacy.

The Scott and Harber families on holiday at Sauble Beach remembered to keep the Marathon of Hope alive, raising over $3,600.

The amazing Team Pillsy, spearheaded by the efforts of Joe Pillitteri, raised over $30,000.

Thank you also to Lee Beaupre for a fun online music trivia night that brought in more than $1,000.

Many others registered and did it their way, contributing another $30,000 online.

The NOTL Terry Fox Run might just reach the million-dollar milestone in this 40th anniversary year.

Sincere thanks for all the meaningful coverage from Richard Harley, editor of The Lake Report.

Terry said, “the answer is to help others and even if I don't finish the Marathon of Hope it must continue without me."

Thank you to everyone in our community who took the time to honour the legacy of Terry Fox and raised money for the much-needed research for the various cancers funded by the Terry Fox Foundation.

With much gratitude to our wonderful community,

Joan King