Leader staff

Since 1983, Slave Lake has hosted a Terry Fox Run (with a break for COVID), but unless someone local steps up there won’t be one in 2022.

On June 23, the Terry Fox Foundation sent a news release asking for volunteers to run the Slave Lake event.

Over the years, the Slave Lake run has raised $92,901 for cancer research, says the news release. Training, support, and supplies are provided by the Foundation.

September 18, 2022 is the 42nd annual Terry Fox Run.

The news release says, “The event continues to stay true to its roots with a non-competitive, grassroots and family-oriented spirit, with communities all over Canada joining together to realize Terry Fox’s vision of a world without cancer.”

According to the news release, “Our (The Terry Fox Foundation’s) 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. 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.”

To be involved in organizing a Slave Lake Terry Fox Run, contact Christie Krawchuk, Terry Fox Foundation Community Development Coordinator, at christie.krawchuk@terryfox.org or 1-888-836-9786.