They came for all their own reasons but the ultimate goal for everyone who participated in the Terry Fox Run was to honour the one-legged cancer victim and cross-Canada runner who wanted to raise money for cancer research.
Take Nancy Jensen. When her husband, Doug, died two years ago from a rare cancer she and their children and other family members wanted a way to honour him and they found that through the annual run. Together have raised thousands of dollars — about $3,000 this year.
“We raised $3,658 and had 79 runners officially but there were approximately 10 more who just went along for the fun,” said Emma Kirkland who organized the local Terry Fox Run.
It was certainly good-natured fun, as you can see from this selection of 10 photos: