Mayor Dennis Fenske has agreed to take part in a new Terry Fox challenge for this year’s run. Greg Moore, mayor of Port Coquitlam, B.C., Fox’s hometown, is asking all mayors in all Canadian cities to raise $1 for each resident.
“Terry’s wish, 35 years ago, was to raise $1 from every Canadian to fund important cancer research. Together, 35 million Canadians can raise $35 million on the 35th anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope. I can’t think of a more fitting tribute to our greatest Canadian icon,” explained a letter from Moore to Thompson city council.
The hope is for Fenske to raise $1 for every resident in Thompson before the Sept. 20 run.
Fenske says he is accepting the challenge, and will be putting a strategy together, to see how the $13,123 can be raised.