Terry Fox started on his Marathon of Hope 38 years ago.

Volunteers sought for this fall’s Terry Fox Run in Langley City

Organized and enthusiastic people are being sought by the keep the run alive.

Since 2000, Langley City has hosted an annual Terry Fox Run, and contributed more than $136,000 to cancer research.

But to continue those efforts, local volunteers are needed immediately to help prepare for the September fundraiser, said Serena Meister, a recruiter from the Terry Fox Foundation.

They’re on the prowl now for committee member, who can help with the City walk that starts and ends at Douglas Park.

“The Terry Fox Foundation and the volunteer chair will work closely to provide support, training, and materials to ensure the success of this year’s run,” she said.

This year, hundreds of thousands of people across the country will lace up to participate in the Sept. 16 event. Hundreds of those volunteers come out to the City walk. Langley also has walks in Walnut Grove and Aldergrove.

“The event’s longevity is a testament to staying true to its roots: grassroots, volunteer-led, non-competitive, and family oriented,” Meister said.

A proud Canadian tradition

Thirty-eight years have passed since that cold April morning when Terry Fox set out on his Marathon of Hope on the easternmost edge of this nation.

In the ensuing years, millions of Canadians have followed in his footsteps to forge a uniquely Canadian event.

“Our greatest strength is the extraordinary team of Terry Fox volunteers that span from coast to coast, a human chain linked by a common purpose – to make a positive difference in the fight against cancer,” Meister said.

“They also share many of the attributes Canadians hold most dear: they are dedicated and driven, helpful and humble and, above all, they are caring and compassionate.”

For any “enthusiastic and organized individual” who possesses exceptional leadership skills and passionate to make a difference, they can call 604-464-2666, or email serena.meister@terryfoxrun.org, to volunteer with the Langley City run’s organizing committee.

Just Posted

Langley affordable housing projects get provincial money

Community Housing Fund money to build 191 homes for families, seniors and people with disabilities

Abbotsford murder victim identified as Jagvir Malhi

Police say killing linked to Lower Mainland gang conflict

Langley driver victorious at California

Fifth win in GT3-class SCCA National Championship Runoffs for Collin Jackson

BC Ferries passengers wait to leave Vancouver Island after Remembrance Day

Traffic aboard BC Ferries slows after Remembrance Day long weekend

One person sent to hospital after incident at Langley gas station

Police observed retrieving what appeared to be an exacto knife

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Fear of constitutional crisis escalates in U.S.; Canadians can relate

Some say President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. towards a crisis

B.C.-based pot producer Tilray reports revenue surge, net loss

Company remains excited about ‘robust’ cannabis industry

Canada stands pat on Saudi arms sales, even after hearing Khashoggi tape

Khashoggi’s death at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul further strained Riyadh’s already difficult relationship with Ottawa

Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Canada’s spending on science is up almost 10 per cent since the Liberals took office, but spending on in-house research is actually down

Stink at B.C. school prompts complaints of headaches, nausea

Smell at Abbotsford school comes from unauthorized composting operation

Disabled boy has ‘forgiven’ bullies who walked on him in stream, mom says

A Cape Breton teen who has cerebral palsy was told to lie in a stream as other kids walked over him

Letters shed light on state of mind of B.C. mom accused of daughter’s murder

Trial of South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone begins in BC Supreme Court

Vancouver man must pay $22,000 after breaking strata rules

Peter Gordon took his fight over his rented condo to the civil resolution tribunal, but lost

Most Read