Ashamed of Terry Fox Turnout

I was disgusted and dismayed at the lack of support for this year’s Terry Fox Run. We only had 12 people show up — six who were children — participate in Sointula. Port Hardy (with 10 participants) fared just as bad.

Dear editor:

I was disgusted and dismayed at the lack of support for this year’s Terry Fox Run. We only had 12 people show up — six who were children — participate in Sointula. Port Hardy (with 10 participants) fared just as bad.

When we live in such a small, tight-knitted communities where the loss of loved ones to cancer is felt by the whole town I was shocked at how little people contributed to this wonderful cause.

My daughter, Jordan, who at the age of five decided to start raising money for Terry Fox’s legacy has raised more than $4,300 in the last four years.

This year she raised a little more than $1,100 which was more than (what was raised) in the entire town of Port Hardy!

How sad that one of Canada’s greatest heroes is so quickly forgotten on the North Island. Shame on us North Islanders.

Shannon Laughlin

Sointula, B.C.

 

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