Last year Jim Terrion surpassed the $500,00 fundraising milestone for the Terry Fox Run, and yesterday he arrive back in Prince Rupert to continue his work to reaching his ultimate goal of raising $1 million for the cause.
“I’ll be staying in Prince Rupert for three weeks fundraising for the Terry Fox Run. I’ll be going door to door and to all the businesses,” wrote Terrion, noting that this year has more meaning given the passing of Terry Fox’s mother earlier this year.
“I was very sad that Betty Fox died on June 17. I will be going to Port Coquitlam, Terry Fox’s hometown, on September 18 and will be doing the walk there.”
With $504,000 raised to date, Terrion said he is excited to continue support the Terry Fox Run, and is even looking at participating in an international event in the future.
“I might be planning to go to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the Terry Fox Run. I’m not sure, but it would probably be in November of 213 or 2014,” he wrote, noting that he has a number of friends in Malaysia.
“Right now it looks like there is about 3,000 people running and walking for Terry Fox in Kuala Lumpur.”
The 31st annual Terry Fox Run in Prince Rupert will take place on Sunday, September 18. Registration opens at noon and the run starts from the Northern Savings Credit Union office at one p.m.