Terry Fox Run is alive and thriving in Saugeen Shores

The weatherman brought out all his best for the annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research on Sunday, September 16th (2018).

Participants gathered across Canada and, in Saugeen Shores, they started at North Shore Park in Port Elgin and cycled, roller-bladed, ran and walked along the scenic shore of Lake Huron.

There were approximately 120 participants who raised the incredible amount of $18,428 with donations still coming in and 40 volunteers who made the event happen.

Geordie Farrell, who has participated since the first run 38 years ago, introduced this year’s speaker, Lora Robinson, who spoke of her experience as a cancer survivor.





Three generations – (L)Amber Vickerman, Layla, Sue Aucoin and baby Eloise with grandpa
             Taking a rest – (L) Phil and Pat Williams, Earl and Geordie Farrell and friend Kathy Reece

Dolores Speilmacher, at 83, has participated/volunteered in the Terry Fox Run for over 30 years.  She has raised many funds for the cause over the years, most of the time filling 3-4 sheets of pledges.  This year, she walked for her daughter who only recently passed away from cancer.