This year’s Terry Fox Run is planned for this Sunday.

The Terry Fox run is celebrated every year as a way to raise awareness and funds for cancer research in Canada. Organizer for the Cochrane run Claude Bourassa says it’s important to take part and support this event. “All of us are going to be touched by cancer either ourselves or in the family.” Bourassa adds that “it’s inherent upon everybody to realize this and realize the money is going towards a cause that eventually will benefit someone they know, maybe even themselves.”

Bourassa says this year’s run is set up like a circuit. “It goes from Fifth Street at the beach house, goes to Twelfth Avenue and then hits Railway, comes around Railway to Sixth Avenue and then back to Fifth Street.” He says if you want to actually run or walk the 10 kilmetres, you would do the circuit four times. Bourassa says you can participate in the event any way you want including running, walking, rollerblading or riding a bike.

This is a special year for the run. The national event is celebrating 38 years of raising money, as well as what would have been Terry Fox’s 60th birthday this summer.