Terry Fox Run Sept 13th – Todd Wong will be Terry's Team member cancer survivor at Richmond BC

Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 13th.

Todd Wong is Terry's Team member for Richmond run site

Terry's Team member Todd Wong, Doug
Alward (Terry Fox's best friend who accompanied him on the Marathon of
Hope) and Terry Fleming (Terry's high school basketball coach), meet at
the 2007 Terry Fox Hometown Run in Coquitlam – photo D. Martin

Every year I speak at a Terry Fox Run site, and elementary schools.  This year I am speaking at the Richmond BC run site.
Garry Pt. Park
9am registration
10am race start

There will be some welcome messages, speeches by dignitaries, bagpiper Noel Chalmers and Taiko drummers!
Here's the message from Richmond run site organizer John Young:

Terry Fox  Community Run/Walk – Garry Point Park – Sunday, September 13 – 10 AM
There is no  pre-registration for this fun event, simply make an on site donation for you and your family.  There will be Terry Fox T-shirts for sale, stickers,  ribbons, certificates and tattoos for the kids.  You can walk or run a 10  Km, 5 Km or 1 Km route or you can simply stay at the park and enjoy the  snacks, music and fun.  There will be a timing clock at the finish line for your personal challenge.  The Richmond Sea Cadet Band, McNair Cheerleaders, Tara Taiko Drummers and Noel Chalmers and his bagpipes will be there to entertain you.  This year our guest speaker, Dr. Andrew Weng, is a senior scientist from The Terry Fox Lab in Vancouver.  Parking is free and plentiful.  Please join us at Garry Point Park on Sunday, September 13,  10 AM for the Terry Fox Run.

It was in 1993, when Darrell Fox, Terry's younger brother, asked me to become a Terry's Team member.  He had heard me speaking about Terry on the radio, when I was interviewed after receiving the SFU Terry Fox Gold Medal.

Since that time, I have spoken at and participated in Terry Fox Runs at Vancouver Stanley Park, Burnaby Central Park, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, North Delta, Richmond, and even in Kelowna BC and in Beijing China!

I have helped to organize Terry Fox events at Simon Fraser University, when we started the inaugural SFU Terry Fox Day and a Terry Fox Run.  Incredibly, a Terry Fox Run had never happened at SFU before. Terry's Family attended the ceremonies and a trophy case featuring Terry's SFU tshirt were unveiled.

Here's a newspaper article featuring Noel Chalmers and his wife Kathleen.

Memory of Terry's run still powerful

Kelowna.com – ‎Sep 11, 2009‎
He has been piping the official start of Richmond's Terry Fox Run for six years now. “I pipe the official party up the hill to start the race and then I


Noel Chalmers leads the platform party for the 2007 Terry Fox Richmond Run site: Councilor Sue Halsy Brant, singer Jack McIntosh and Terry's Team member Todd Wong

There is now a Movement to rename YVR after Terry Fox

Click here to see my blog articles on past Terry Fox Runs and Terry Fox events:
http://www.gunghaggisfatchoy.com/blog?cmd=search&keywords=terry+fox%2C+todd

such as:

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