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Raindrops hold off for valley’s Terry Fox Run

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.

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

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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