To the Editor,
I want to thank all of the 366 participants, who came out to this year’s Terry Fox Run for helping to make this year’s event so successful. Nanaimo’s 2015 total was $25,770 – an unbelievable amount.
The volunteers we have are tireless and dedicated to this event. A good number are friends and friends of my partners at the City of Nanaimo. They are willing to jump in wherever they are needed. I am so lucky to have each of them helping make everything run so smoothly.
I am also so thankful for our friends in the business community who donate year after year, including Country Grocer, which supplied the ingredients for the 400 cupcakes, and Vancouver Island University bakery department, which does a super job in making them. Costco supplies our water stations. Quality Foods and Super You provides the fruit. The Nanaimo Clippers hockey team came out to mingle with the participants. We had Island Radio on board this year, which really helped get the word out.
Thank you everyone who helped contribute to this year’s wonderful event. With Nanaimo’s support, Terry’s dream is continuing.
Kathleen Van DoornTerry Fox Run organizer