Terry Fox | Terry Fox Run


Thank You!!!

This past Sunday, I participated in the Terry Fox Run at High Park. Thanks to your generosity, we raised exactly $1,500.00. That's amazing!

Yesterday, I received a Thank You email from the Terry Fox Foundation that blew my mind. The line that jumped out on me simply read, "Congratulations on being one of the top 5% online fundraisers in Canada!".

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I'd like to take all the credit, but it's you guys who made this happen. The "Terry Fox Run" link will return next August. :)

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Sponsor my 2018 Terry Fox Run

Terry foxI'm running for Terry on Sunday, September 16 at High Park. I'm aiming to raise $1000 for The Terry Fox Foundation. I realize the site will state my target as $500, but I plan to double that! I'm really going to need your help.

Sponsor my run. They'll email you a tax receipt in PDF. It's easy, secure and for a good cause.

Who's with me?

Thank you to those who have donated thus far, including:

  • Terry C.
  • Jason from Sudbury
  • Beatts
  • Rick C in Oakville
  • Blind Dave
  • LieveFamke
  • Rob J
  • Dale
  • Rebecca B.
  • Doug Mills
  • Karen Anne
  • Tom P.

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Thank You!

This morning's Terry Fox Run at High Park was amazing. I've been participating every year for over a decade now, and I don't remember a morning as warm as this one. Some years I'm wearing my Terry Fox tee shirt over a sweater but this year it was hot when the run began at 9am.

I want to thank every single person who pledged my run. Together we raised $737.

Terry Fox Run 2017

My 2017 Terry Fox Run heroes are:

  • Thomas E.
  • Faunie H.
  • Steve Y
  • Javed Jafri
  • Brian Gerstein
  • Shawn G.
  • Steve L.
  • Stephen B.
  • Troy
  • Cheryl
  • Rick C in Oakville
  • Blind Dave.
  • Dale
  • Paula A.
  • Eric M.
  • Maarten H.
  • Miriam. D
  • Broni
  • markosaar
  • Pete Fowler

I rode with the two older kids to High Park and had to stop and take a picture. It really was a perfect day.

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Sponsor my 2017 Terry Fox Run

Terry foxI'm running for Terry on Sunday, September 17 at High Park. I'm aiming to raise $500 for The Terry Fox Foundation. I'm really going to need your help.

Sponsor my run. They'll email you a tax receipt in PDF. It's easy, secure and for a good cause.

Who wants to go first?

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Terry Fox Run 2016: We Raised $995!

My family and I participated in this morning's Terry Fox Run at High Park. It's an annual tradition for us, and this was one of the warmest and sunniest runs I can remember.

Thanks to you, we managed to raise $995 this year. A hearty thanks to all who contributed:

  • Dale
  • Blind Dave
  • Cheryl
  • Rob J
  • Pete Fowler
  • Jason from Sudbury
  • Rick C in Oakville
  • Javed Jafri
  • McNulty
  • Devin H.
  • Markosaar
  • Douglas M.
  • Brian Gerstein
  • Greg E.
  • Peter S.
  • Broni
  • Faunie
  • Mary
  • Shawn G.
  • Barry J.
  • Stephanie D.
  • Doug M.
  • Andrew R.
  • James Edgar
  • Miriam
  • Grant
  • felix
  • James H.
  • Il Duce

You know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men... at 8am, me and my two oldest kids started biking to High Park along the Waterfront Trail. In Mimico, I busted a tube, and had to jog the rest of the way. It was close, but I made in time for the pre-run speeches.

All in all a great day.

Terry Fox Run 2016

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Terry Fox Run is this Sunday - Pledge My Run Here

In 1981, Terry said, "Even if I don't finish, we need others to continue. It's got to keep going without me." On Sunday morning, I'm running for Terry.

Please visit http://www.terryfox.ca/torontomike and pledge my run. A sincere thanks to those of you who have already contributed.

  • Dale
  • Blind Dave
  • Cheryl
  • Rob J
  • Pete Fowler
  • Jason from Sudbury
  • Rick C in Oakville
  • Javed Jafri
  • McNulty
  • Devin H.
  • Markosaar
  • Douglas M.
  • Brian Gerstein
  • Greg E.
  • Peter S.
  • Broni
  • Faunie
  • Mary
  • Shawn G.
  • Barry J.
  • Stephanie D.
  • Doug M.
  • Andrew R.
  • James Edgar
  • Miriam
  • Grant
  • felix
  • James H.
  • Il Duce

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Four Images You'll Only Get If You're Canadian

We're a couple of weeks removed from the final Tragically Hip show in Kingston and I'm still digesting it all. Certain images are etched in my psyche and keep pushing their way to the forefront. One such image is Gord Downie in his Jaws t-shirt.

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Gord wore that t-shirt throughout the tour. When I saw it during the Toronto show I attended, I started wondering about the symbolism. There's no way that's a random choice of shirt, our poet laureate was saying something.

The Dark Canuck refrerences Jaws.

In the clouds of blood at the end of Jaws
In the misted cars honking their applause
At the drive-in double feature
At the heart of dark enough
It's Jaws and The Dark Canuck
Should we stay for The Dark Canuck?

Then, there's the obivious. The shark is Gord's cancer and the swimmer is Gord. He can keep swimming, but the shark is looming, preparing to pounce. It's only a matter of time...

I've decided I need to buy a Jaws t-shirt, exactly like the one Gord wore. I'd rather buy one in person than online, so if you know a place in Toronto that's selling these shirts without charging an arm and a leg, let me know.

Because I was in Cape Breton during the final Hip concert, I only recently saw Michael de Adder's "For Canadian eyes only" cartoon for the Toronto Star. It's fantastic.

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One of the four iconic images de Adder chose was Terry Fox running in his Marathon of Hope. I'll be running for Terry later this month and would be honoured if you'd pledge my run. Here's the link: http://www.terryfox.ca/torontomike

This shark, swallow you whole.

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Terry Fox 2015: Thanks for Your Support!

I participated in the Terry Fox Run this morning at High Park. It was a bright, sunny day and there was a big turnout.

We raised $410.42 and I really appreciate your support. Here are my 2015 Terry Fox Run pledgers.

  • Dave Fraser
  • Speysidephil
  • Blind Dave
  • Douglas M
  • Jason from Sudbury
  • Liz
  • GUNTer
  • Mary
  • Broni
  • Faunie
  • Rick C in Oakville
  • Anonymous
  • Cheryl
  • Teena in Toronto
  • Mofo

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New Terry Fox Heritage Minute

On Sunday, I'll be running for Terry. You can pledge my run here.

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The 2015 Terry Fox Run: Please Sponsor Me

I will be participating in the Terry Fox Run on September 20 and I am collecting pledges here.

He's a Canadian hero. Please give what you can.

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