Despite rainy weather just hours before, Wawa residents were eager on Sunday to run, walk, or bike in the annual Terry Fox Run, supporting the fight against cancer.
The annual event was able to raise $5883.40 - nearly $450 more than last year - surpassing this year's goal of 100 participants with 103, up 20 from last year - and more support is expected from other runs to be held by local schools this week.
Speaking before the run, organizer Nadine Cartledge noted she'd seen a number of people taking selfies and promoting the event on social media, pointing to the support for Terry's dream.
Cartledge further emphasized local fundraising efforts leave organizers "humbled" - having now raised nearly $86,000 since 1997.
She further highlighted participants who were survivors of cancer, those participating in a loved one's memory, and those running in supporting of a loved one with cancer - encouraging everyone to think about their personal contribution to Terry Fox's legacy - and thanked volunteers who made the run possible - like Brian Lachine - as well as John's Valu-Mart for providing refreshments, and JJAM FM for advertising and promoting the event.