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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.

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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.

4-images

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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Thanks for Your Support!

terryfoxYesterday, I participated in the Terry Fox Run. I'd say I ran it, but that would be a lie. I walked it.

I hit you all up pretty hard for The Ride to Conquer Cancer, so you're excused for not pledging my Terry Fox Run this year. In fact, my expectations were pretty low, and you blew them away.

We raised $260 and I really appreciate your support. Here are my 2014 Terry Fox Run pledgers.

  • J
  • Teena in Toronto
  • Blind Dave
  • Cheryl
  • Douglas M.
  • Jason from Sudbury
  • Rick C in Oakville
  • Liz
  • Erin Davis
  • Broni
  • Faunie H.

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Terry Ran a Marathon a Day on One Leg, You Can Wake Up Early on Sunday

terryfoxNext Sunday is the Terry Fox Run. I'll be at High Park for 9am, and that means my kids will be there.

My oldest son is 12 going on 17. When I wake him up on a weekend before noon, he deems it cruel and unusual punishment. You should have seen the look on his face when I told him we were going to be in High Park at 9am next Sunday.

I looked my sweet boy in the eyes, reminded him that Terry Fox ran a marathon a day on one leg, and told him he can get up at 8am next Sunday. He didn't complain again.

Thanks to all who have pledged my run thus far. If you can spare a dime or two, I am collecting pledges here.

Here's my soon-to-be teenager six years ago.

James

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The 2014 Terry Fox Run

terryfoxWhen raising money for The Ride to Conquer Cancer earlier this year, I'm sure I promised not to hit you up for donations to my Terry Fox Run this year. At the time, I was concerned with donation fatigue. It's tough to beg for money and then do it again a few months later.

Then I re-watched Steve Nash's documentary about Terry Fox, Into the Wind, and realized I owe it to Terry to promote my run, even if I drained the swamp earlier this year. I will be participating in the Terry Fox Run on September 14 and I am collecting pledges here.

Please give what you can, and if you haven't seen Into the Wind yet, I found it on YouTube. Here's part one:


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Support Me and The Terry Fox Foundation

Thanks and Pleas: Terry Fox 2013There are only a few days left before the 2013 Terry Fox Run, so I thought I'd take one last crack at extracting money from your wallets for this excellent cause.

Donate to my run by clicking right here. The following fine people have already done so, and I'm extremely grateful:

  • Il Duce
  • Rick C in Oakville
  • Elvis
  • Matt W.
  • Marie C.
  • Lorne
  • Jenny from White Birches Cottages
  • Corey
  • Cheryl
  • Liz
  • Blind Dave
  • Speysidephil
  • Pete K.
  • Nigel Trousershrapnel
  • Al The Royal Pain
  • Glen
  • Douglas
  • Doug
  • Kevin in Alberta
  • My brother Steve
  • My mom

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