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‚ÄčKincardine Terry Fox Run raises almost $11,000 for cancer research

September 17, 2023

The rain held off Sunday morning, as a good crowd turned out for the annual Kincardine Terry Fox Run at the Davidson Centre.

About 50 participants raised $10,700 for cancer research.

Margaret Visser of the organizing committee, welcomed everyone and thanked all those participating, as well as those volunteering, who help make the event such a success. She noted that more volunteers are needed to help with the annual run, and she asked all participants to run on the sidewalk, not the road.

Mike Brough kept the energy going with his music and MC talents, and advised everyone that the 10-kilometre route was the same as last year, but the five-kilometre route had changed due to the downtown reconstruction project.

Kincardine mayor Kenneth Craig thanked everyone for taking part in the event.

“Terry Fox was not an internationally-known superstar,” he said. “He wasn’t a sports superstar. He was just a guy from Winnipeg with a passion and concern for others, who chose to do something about it.

“All of you, at this run, are intentionally choosing to do something positive in someone else’s life, raising money for research and treatment. Because of the money raised in Kincardine, researchers can make a difference in people’s lives, and that’s what makes Kincardine great.”

Anthony Wilkinson of No Drama Fitness conducted a warm-up, followed by one lap around the outdoor track led by the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band. The group then headed off to walk or run either the five-kilometre course or the 10-kilometre course.

Thanks to the following sponsors of the Terry Fox Run: Kinetic Knights Robotics team (FRC Team 781), No Drama Fitness, Meridian Credit Union, Mike Brough, Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, McDonald’s, Sobeys, Municipality of Kincardine, and the Kincardine Record.

The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band leads the Terry Fox Run participants in a lap around the Davidson Centre track at the start of the event, Sunday morning

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