Orillia Mayor Don McIsaac will join the all-volunteer Orillia Terry Fox Run Committee and cancer survivors Monday to raise the Terry Fox flag at the Orillia Opera House launching Terry Fox Week. A proclamation encourages members of council, citizens, and visitors to participate in the annual fundraiser for cancer research.
This year, everyone is invited to submit their reflections as #DearTerry messages or post them online.To share your #DearTerry message:
- Pick up and drop off your personalized ‘Dear Terry’ postcards at Audie’s Hair Design and Midas Orillia or at the Orillia Terry Fox Run at Tudhope Park; or
- Share on social using #DearTerry and tagging @terryfoxfoundation and #TerryFoxRunOrillia
All #DearTerry postcards submitted locally or online using the #TerryFoxRunOrillia hashtag before 3 p.m. on Terry Fox Run Day, Sunday, Sept.17, will be entered in a draw for a 20 23 Terry Fox Run t-shirt.
During the first post-pandemic Orillia Terry Fox Run in 2022, participants and volunteers raised a record $51,222.56 for the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research. It surpassed its one-dollar-per-Orillia resident goal for the 14th consecutive year, bringing the cumulative total raised to $905,248.24.
Register and fundraise securely online at https://run.terryfox.ca/orillia
This year’s t-shirt was designed in collaboration with actor and Terry Fox supporter Ryan Reynolds. Terry Fox Week includes distribution of lawn signs and an online auction of goods and services donated by individuals and businesses in Orillia on the Terry Fox Run Orillia Facebook page.
Terry Fox Runs will also be held on Sunday, September 17th in Orillia, Gravenhurst, Barrie, Heart of Georgian Bay (Midland area), Sugarbush (Oro-Medonte), Lagoon City/Brechin, Beaverton and across Canada.