Little Current Terry Fox Run surpasses $80,000 mark as it celebrates 36th year

Little Current Terry Fox Run organizer Joanna Rosenbaum delivers instructions to the runners before the start of this year’s run. The Little Current Terry Fox Run has surpassed $80,000 in raised funds over the course of its 36 years. photo by Robin Burridge

Silver Water raises over $800 this year

MANITOULIN—The Little Current Terry Fox Run celebrated its 36th annual run this past weekend, marking the occasion by raising $4,541.80, with the total raised to date surpassing $80,000. The Silver Water run did very well also, raising over $800.

“Last year we had raised a total of around $77,000 as a run site over 35 years,” said Little Current Terry Fox Run organizer Joanna Rosenbaum. “This year we raised $4,541.80, bringing the total we have raised as a site to over $80,000.”

Ms. Rosenbaum said that she was pleased with the number of runners this year as well, noting that the run always has a good turn out and that this year was no exception with over 80 runners.

There were 15 participants in the Silver Water Terry Fox Run, not including two dogs who accompanied their masters on this year’s run.
There were 15 participants in the Silver Water Terry Fox Run, not including two dogs who accompanied their masters on this year’s run.

“We have often had runners in the past from other areas who were on vacation or visiting family on Manitoulin, but this year we had a whole team from the Elliot Lake Family Health Team that participated in the Little Current run as they wanted the 10km option that we offer,” said Ms. Rosenbaum.

Ms. Rosenbaum thanked the Northeast Town for hosting and Mayor Al MacNevin for starting the race. She also thanked the Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club for patrolling during the run, the Little Current Lions Club for donating water,
K and T Confectionery for donating ice, The Expositor for advertising the event and all the volunteers including: Charlene MacNevin, Marcel Gauthier, Cathy Jeffery, Cindy Campbell, Roslyn Taylor, Charlene Corbiere, Nelson Rochefort-Wood, Mackenzie Cortes, Quintus Wood and Kyler Fletcher.

“Thanks also to all contributors to our elaborate bake sale table, all businesses that let us put up a poster or a pledge form holder and all the participants that came to Low Island to join in support of cancer research,” concluded Ms. Rosenbaum.

“We had an amazing day yesterday at the Silver Water site,” said organizer Jessica Sampson. “We had 15 participants and two dogs. Of these participants, we even had one of the red shirt brigade, also known as Terry’s team—someone who is currently fighting or has survived a battle with cancer. We raised just over $800 this year.”