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Nov. 29, 2021 | Monday
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Letter: NOTL keeps Terry's Marathon of Hope alive
Letter to the editor

Dear editor:

The Niagara-on-the-Lake community has honoured Terry Fox since 1991, raising $1,026,679 for cancer research.

This year's run was once again “One Day Your Way” and as of Sept. 22 online donations had reached $33,229.70. Still to be included in the final total will be the school runs, pledge forms and other related events.

Terry Fox was the first fundraiser. He was one man dealing with difficult circumstances.

The most amazing thing wasn't that he ran a marathon a day for 143 days or that he inspired over $80 million to be raised for cancer research. The most amazing thing was that he tried.

“It has to keep going without me,” Terry said, inspiring us to come together for a greater good.

Now, 41 years later, Terry Fox’s values still define the best in us and what the world needs today: hope, perseverance and determination.

Thank you to the NOTL community for keeping the Marathon of Hope alive and believing together we can make a difference.

Joan King
Terry Fox Run organizer