What would Terry Fox do?

Over 200 Nelson residents flooded into Lakeside Park for annual fundraiser.

What would Terry Fox do?

That’s what organizers of the 2016 Terry Fox run encouraged the over 200 Nelson residents at Lakeside Park on Sunday to do during the annual fundraiser, asking them to reflect as they run on the Canadian icon who has inspired people for generations.

Some participants, like three-year-old Caden Hauck, weren’t alive when Terry Fox attempted to traverse the country on a prosthetic leg, while others such as 103-year-old Dorcean Holly witnessed the feat firsthand.

Either way, all were committed to working towards a cancer-free future.

Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak addressed the crowd before they set off, walking, running and biking alongside Kootenay Lake. The Nelson Leafs also came out to show their support for the charity event. This year the run raised $10,250.

For more information visit terryfox.org.

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