It may have been 33 years ago when Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope, but Coquitlam has not forgotten.
On Sunday, Sept. 15 hundreds of local residents and politicians came out for the city's 33rd annual Terry Fox Run.
Co-chair of Coquitlam's Terry Fox Run Mark Pettie said he was just blown away by the support local residents gave this year.
"It was a great turnout with about 600 people," he said. "We went well above our expectations and raised roughly $14,000."
This year's run was split into three categories with participants either joining a two-km, six-km, or 10-km run. Pettie said he's very grateful for the organizing committee this year for all the work they did, as well as the speakers, including Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA Selina Robinson.
"She was very moving in telling her story of her battle with cancer and being a survivor," Pettie said.
Port Moody, Anmore and Fox's hometown, Port Coquitlam, all hosted successful runs on Sunday, too.
For more information visit terryfox.org.
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