Pledge forms out now for Terry Fox Run

With the annual Terry Fox Run coming up Sunday, Sept. 17, the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau is putting out the call for participants to pick up pledge forms and start raising money for the fundraiser.
  Pledge forms for participants are available now at the Volunteer Bureau (in the old CN station) and at the Community Living Fort Frances and District transitional services office (338 Scott St.).
Participants can choose to collect pledges face-to-face or via the Terry Fox website (, where they can register and collect pledges on-line.
The Volunteer Bureau also would like to see fundraising challenges among local businesses, with teams of co-workers getting together to raise money for cancer research.
Last year, a number of groups registered for the run, including Energy Fitness, Curves, Herbal Magic, the United Native Friendship Centre, UNFC Li’l Eagles, and Rainycrest Home for the Aged.
The 2005 Terry Fox Run drew about 170 pledged participants, and brought in around $15,000. Marj Katerick once again was the top pledge-getter, raising her goal of $2,005, while Joyce Gosselin raised the second-most money ($1,101).
As in past years, the run will start at 2 p.m. in front of the Volunteer Bureau (located in the old CN station).
From there, participants will walk, run, jog, bike, or otherwise get themselves up Central Avenue and onto Second Street East, where they’ll go east to Victoria Avenue.
Then they’ll proceed south to Front Street, where they’ll follow the La Verendrye Parkway to Pither’s Point, where there will a free barbecue meal at the end of the course.
And for those who want to really show off their Terry Fox spirit, T-shirts are available for purchase at the Volunteer Bureau and transitional services office.
Anyone wanting more information, or wanting to lend a hand as a volunteer on Sept. 17, call the Volunteer Bureau at 284-9555 or drop by Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.