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Raindrops hold off for valley’s Terry Fox Run

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One of the organizers of the Comox Valley’s Terry Fox Run is calling it a success.

Regan Jamieson said it was a good day for a fundraiser.

“It sprinkled just a tiny little bit and mostly it held off until the very end,” she said. 

Just over 100 people walked a section of the Courtenay Airpark on Sunday, raising $2,885.

Those who opted to do the 10 km route went from Simms Park to Millard Creek and back.

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The funds will go to the Terry Fox Foundation, with 79 cents out of every dollar raised going to cancer research.

Jamieson said that as a whole, it was a successful fundraiser.

“The weather held out and we had quite a few return(ing) people come out for the run so it was really smooth.”

Over the past 39 years, nearly $800 million has been raised worldwide. 

The very first Terry Fox Run in 1980 saw about 300,000 people take part across Canada and raise roughly $3 million.

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