Brock University to host 20 17 St. Catharines Terry Fox Run

Register to participate in the Sunday, September 17th run below

News from Brock University and the City of St. Catharines

Posted August 14th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontaario – Brock University is rolling out the welcome mat for this year’s St. Catharines Terry Fox Run.

St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik and Brock University President Gervan Fearon raise the Terry Fox flag this past August 10th in front of St. Catharines City Hall. Photo courtesy of Brock University

The annual fundraising run has been held in Port Dalhousie for nearly four decades, but this year’s high water levels along with construction projects at Lakeside Park meant a new home was needed for the Sept. 17 event.

Brock’s partnership with the Terry Fox Run has been getting stronger over the past few years with more staff, faculty and students taking part than ever before.

“Brock is proud to be the host site for the 2017 St. Catharines Terry Fox Run,” said University President Gervan Fearon Thursday after raising the Terry Fox flag in a ceremony at St. Catharines city hall.

“In recent years, our students and staff have increasingly joined the community in supporting the event, and scientists at the University have received generous funding from the Terry Fox Foundation to do important cancer research at Brock.”

The St. Catharines Terry Fox Run and a post-run party will be held on the Brock campus starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, which is also the final day of the University’s Homecoming Weekend. The Fox event will also include remarks by Brock researchers, and tours of Brock labs where important cancer research is taking place.

“It brings another dynamic to it,” said Doug Harvey from the St. Catharines Terry Fox Run committee. “It brings a larger audience and I think support from Brock students and the whole group up there is really going to be a benefit to the event.”

The five-kilometre route can be walked, run or wheeled. Parking will be free for the event, and there’s no entrance fee and no fundraising minimum. However, Harvey said the goal this year is to raise more than the nearly $50,000 that was donated in 2016, when around 600 people took part.

Registration is available on the Terry Fox Foundation website, where you can join as an individual or join the Brock University team.

NIAGARA AT LARGE encourages you to join the conversation by sharing your views on this post in the space below the Bernie quote.

A reminder that we only post comments by individuals who also share their first and last names.

For more news and commentary from Niagara At Large – an independent, alternative voice for our greater binational Niagara region – become a regular visitor and subscriber to NAL at www.niagaraatlarge.com .

 “A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s