Terry Fox Run raises $5,800 | DrumhellerMail
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Terry Fox Run raises $5,800

    This year’s Terry Fox Run was a great success, raising nearly $6,000.
    The annual run was held on Sunday, September 18 at Midland Hall. It attracted a strong crowd of walkers and runners, as well as Mrs. Gerodo’s Grade 2 class from Greentree School. In total, the community raised $5,800 at the one-day event.
    Organizer Sharel Shoff is appreciative to all who participated in this year’s event, including Gerodo’s class and the parents who participated. The Greentree School contingent raised about two-thirds of the total.
    The volunteers also played a great role at the event, doing everything from putting up signs to registering the participants. The Midland Community Association donated the use of the hall for the event and the Elks Club came out once again to serve lunch following the run.
    At this year’s event, Shoff recognized the longtime support of some of the participants. Edith Suntjens and Lyle Row have participated in the run since the initial event in 1980. Donna Wilton has participated in the most runs with 29.    
    “Without the dedication of people like these, cancer could not be beaten. 87 cents of every dollar raised is spent on cancer research,” said Shoff.

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