Meota is set to host its Terry Fox Run this weekend.
Over 40 communities will be holding Terry Fox runs over the weekend, coming together to fundraise for cancer research. To date, over $750 million has been raised under Terry Fox’s name.
“We get lots of response. In the last three years, we’ve raised a little over $10,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation through donations from Meota and area,” local organizer Karl Caslor told battlefordsNOW.
When asked why he and his wife Irene have been organizing the run for the past three years, Caslor said it was to “keep the dream alive.”
“Last year we had about 35 participants and you can walk, run, wheel or ride,” he said. “We have a 25, five and 10 kilometre walk, but you can ride your bike, or push a stroller. The more people that come out, the more we like it.”
If the rain doesn’t hold off, Caslor said they will be walking in the hall. In the past years, they have experienced issues with the weather, but the dedicated runners have braved the elements.
“We have some pretty active participants,” he said. “Last year it was pretty windy, but last year we had many people still out there for the walk. It’s very humbling to see.”
Registration is from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Meota Community Complex, with the walk starting shortly after, until 3 p.m.. You can still get pledge sheets at the OKTire in North Battleford and the Meota Agencies in town until 5 p.m. tonight.
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