SAINT-LAURENT, QC, Sept. 18, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - On Sunday, September 16, Saint-Laurent's elected officials attended the sunny start of the first edition of the Terry Fox Run at the Bassin du Suroît shelter at Parc Bois-Franc. Just over 50 participants raised $1,560 for cancer research. Under the initiative of the Québec office of the Terry Fox Foundation (TFF), this first edition was organized by Lisa Lemelin, a Saint-Laurent resident since last year who took part in her 32nd Terry Fox Run.
"We are really very proud to host Terry Fox Day for the first time in Saint-Laurent and, at the same time, to help the TFF raise funds for cancer research. With Lisa Lemelin, we also have a new example of our residents' commitment to the community," stated Saint-Laurent Mayor Alan DeSousa.
Each participant could contribute by making an online donation in advance or by purchasing one of the Terry Fox products on site on the day of the Run, such as t-shirts or books, which were available for sale. As for Lisa Lemelin, she strongly hopes this first success will enable the Run to return to Saint-Laurent next year and every year after that.
About the Terry Fox Foundation
The Terry Fox Foundation is an international organization whose mission is to uphold Terry Fox's vision and principles by raising funds for cancer research through its Terry Fox Day, the Terry Fox School Tour and other fund-raising initiatives. To date, more than $750 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research on behalf of Terry Fox. The first Terry Fox Run took place in 1981, and the Terry Fox Foundation was created in 1988. Its national headquarters is located in Burnaby, British Columbia and it has offices in 9 provinces. For more information, visit www.terryfox.org.
SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent
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