Terry Fox Run set for Sunday


The weather may be a question mark, but the dedication to stopping cancer for those coming out to the Sorting Gap Marina is unquestionable.
Sunday marks this year’s national Terry Fox Run, with the 25th anniversary of the Fort Frances edition set to go with registration at 1 p.m. and then the 5K walk/run at 2 p.m.
“It’s only days away . . . we’re coming down to the crunch,” said co-organizer Matt Soprovich of the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau.
“It’s exciting.
“It’s a little bit stressful since this is my first time doing anything like this,” he admitted. “We’re juggling a lot of plates.
“But we’re looking forward to a good day, a good run, and a good turnout.”
Last year’s run drew 57 participants, who raised just over $4,000 to add to the overall total of more than $200,000 brought in locally since the event began here.
“So far, the response has been very positive,” Soprovich noted.
“Fort Frances is a very giving, generous community.
“The Terry Fox Run has a long history in Fort Frances,” he added.
“It’s nice to see people getting excited and ready to come down for a great cause.”
All participants will have their names entered for more than 30 draw prizes donated by local businesses, which will be handed out afterwards.
The Flint House will be on hand to serve up a variety of food for either $5 or $10/plate, with all proceeds going towards the local fundraising total.
Official Terry Fox Run T-shirts also will be available on-site for $20 (adults) and $15 (youth), with sizes ranging from small to XXL.
Pledge sheets can be picked up at the Volunteer Bureau on Fourth Street West (old CN station), the Fort Frances Times, Taggs/Source for Sports, and From The Grind Up.
For more information, call the Volunteer Bureau at 274-9555.