TERRY FOX HOMETOWN RUN
Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, a community near Vancouver on Canada's west coast. An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres (six inches) above the knee in 1977.
While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.
He would call his journey the Marathon of Hope.
Poco Run Site Details
Hyde Creek Community Centre, 1379 Laurier, Port Coquitlam
Registration: 8am - 10am,...
The Coquitlam Crunch Challenge is the annual fundraising event to help the community grow an 'Embracing Diversity' granting fund with the Coquitlam Foundation.
Donations to the event and participant contributions are all passed on to contribute to this charitable purpose. Donations of $20 or more can be acknowledged with a tax deductible receipt from the Coquitlam Foundation (provided the donor provides complete name and postal address for tax purposes). See also: www.coquitlamcrunch.com and www.coquitlamfoundation.com.
For pictures of the event please visit my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ilovehomes.ca or the Coquitlam Crunch Challenge page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Coquitlam-Crunch-Challenge/158600724755