Fiona Stevens, a special education assistant at Betty Gilbert middle school, organized a team of 22 students who cheered the Terry Fox Run participants as they ran, walked, strolled, pedaled, or whatever method of transportation they chose, from the starting line at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre.

Aldergrove Terry Fox Run participation up

Siblings Bob and Laura Hunt, and Bob’s children Nathaniel and Ruby, at this year’s Terry Fox Run

Siblings Bob and Laura Hunt, and Bob’s children Nathaniel and Ruby, joined the 100 participants at this year’s Terry Fox Run on Sunday morning.

The Hunt family did the five kilometre route in memory of the family’s late patriarch and matriarch, Harry and Betty Hunt.

Harry and Betty were longtime residents of Aldergrove, who contributed much to the community as volunteers and community boosters in their work and social lives.

Harry is fondly remembered in Aldergrove for his years as a photographer for The Aldergrove Star, capturing innumerable memories of events and local history.

Cancer claimed both Betty and Harry, on Jan. 4, 2014 and Nov. 7, 2015, respectively.

The Stewart sisters, Rebecca and Emma, of Aldergrove, have organized the Aldergrove Terry Fox Run for the past five years.

“This year was our best turnout yet; we’re very happy with everyone who came out and supported us,” said Rebecca.

“We’ve raised $2,500 so far with events at Adergrove Fair Days and JD Farms before today’s run, and we’re still counting our total for today. Last year it was about $6,000 so it should be at least that once we’ve counted it all for this year.”

Fiona Stevens, a special education assistant at Betty Gilbert middle school, organized a team of 22 students who cheered the Terry Fox Run participants as they ran, walked, strolled, pedaled, or whatever method of transportation they chose, from the starting line at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre.

“That gave everyone a real boost as they got going, it was so appreciated by us all,” said Rebecca.

Terry Fox’s sister Judi Alder, formerly of Aldergrove, recruited the Stewart sisters to help organize the Aldergrove Terry Fox Run.

Alder also recently unveiled a Canada 150 postage stamp, honouring the Canadian icon, Terry Fox and the Marathon of Hope, one of Canada’s unforgettable moments of the last 150 years.

More than 9,000 communities across Canada particate in the event every year, raising funds for the Terry Fox Foundation’s work.

See website for information: http://www.terryfox.org/

 

KURT LANGMANN PHOTO Volunteers Rebecca Stewart and Fiona Stevens sold raffle tickets for the variety of fundraising items at the Aldergrove Terry Fox Run Sunday morning.

KURT LANGMANN PHOTO Siblings Bob and Laura Hunt, and Bob’s children Nathaniel and Ruby, joined the 100 participants at this year’s Terry Fox Run on Sunday morning.