Terry Fox run at York will help raise awareness and funds

The annual Terry Fox Run returns to York University again this September to increase cancer awareness and to keep Terry Fox’s spirit alive.

The run will take place Sunday, Sept. 15, from 9:30am to noon, starting at the Life Sciences Building Courtyard. TerryFoxThe five- kilometre route is still being confirmed. Visit the York Is U website for updates.

The annual run has become tradition at York and has grown in popularity throughout the year. It is non-competitive and no minimum pledge is required. The goal is to raise money and awareness for cancer research while spreading the story of Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope.

The run, held at York University since 1992, is open to the public, all the York students and staff, community groups, as well as neighboring residences, allowing all participants to explore the campus and beyond.

During the run, York Is U volunteers and coordinators will assist and motivate runners, as well as to provide water and food to keep runners energized throughout the day.  Following completion of the run, participants will receive the Terry Fox Certificate to show off their accomplishment.

Last year’s outcome for the run was tremendous, this year the hope is to increase both the number of participants and the amount of money raised. On top of that, the goal is to provide York students the opportunity to engage within the vibrant community at York, build a sense of belonging on campus and help students earn Torch Points for their colleges.

For more information, contact York Is U ambassador Ariel Phan at yueventa@yorku.ca.