‘Excellent’ results from 35th Cornwall Terry Fox Run

Walkers and runners, including local MPP Jim McDonell and MP Guy Lauzon, head off from the civic complex Sept. 20, 2015 during the 35th edition of the Terry Fox Run in Cornwall, Ont. The event raised just over $20,000 for cancer research. (Twitter/Jim McDonell via Newswatch Group, File)

CORNWALL – The numbers are in and this year’s Terry Fox Run in Cornwall has raised over $20,000.

“I never set a goal – I always just want the community to do whatever they can to support the Terry Fox Foundation,” said organizer Josee Sauve as the final tally came in at $20,002.

“We didn’t beat last year’s total but I’m not disappointed. Last year, we had a single one-time personal donation of $5,000 – that doesn’t happen often! I am incredibly proud of Cornwall for pulling together and raising what we could for Terry,” she said.

The number of participants was – 358 – about the same as last year.

Sauve said the energy was palpable as people either ran for someone they know or just to help in research to find a cure for cancer.

The 36th edition will be held Sunday Sept. 18, 2016.

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