WINDSOR, N.S. – A bright, sunshine-filled day greeted hundreds of children, students, adults and seniors as they walked, ran and biked in the name of cancer research in Windsor.
Sept. 16, 2018 saw the town’s largest turnout and funds raised yet, with the potential for even more money to come in, according to event organizer Taya Shields.
“We gathered as a community at King’s-Edgehill School… to continue Terry’s Marathon of Hope,” Shields said. “Numbers were up this year, with an estimated 500-600 participants (along) the five kilometre route through Windsor.”
Shields said she was very impressed to see how many community members came out to support the run, now in its 37th year.
“From babies in strollers, to seniors in wheel chairs, there were many generations represented,” she said. “The Windsor Run is a family and pet friendly event. Many residents who couldn’t complete the Run watched and cheered on the participants from their front porches.”
So far, the Windsor fundraising total is approaching $17,000, a community record.
Last year, the run raised $15,900, which placed Windsor third out of 70 run sites in Nova Scotia.
“Terry Fox’s story never loses its power to inspire,” she said. “The participation and energy of the crowd gathered for the 2018 Windsor Terry Fox Run was proof of this. Everyone knows someone who has had cancer or who is coping with a diagnosis. The Honour Poster was filled with the names of those remembered at our Windsor site.”
Stephanie Cummings, a certified Dancercise instructor, led the crowd in a five-minute warm-up on the new artificial turf field on the King’s-Edgehill School campus before the run began.
Post-run BBQ and ice cream was served as well.