Participants of all ages gathered near the stage at Kelowna’s Stuart Park to stretch before taking off on the 42nd Annual Terry Fox Run on Sept. 18, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Kelowna in top three cities for funds raised at annual Terry Fox Runs in B.C.

The local run raised over $50,000

It was a brisk morning for the Terry Fox Run at Kelowna’s Stuart Park.

Teams and individuals gathered for registration at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Attendees had a chance to grab a snack and do some stretching before taking off from the starting line.

Patricia Righter was in attendance and said she has marked the Terry Fox Run all 42 years it has taken place.

“Even though I was in Mexico or somewhere, I would swim or do something.”

Righter said she only fundraised $50 this year, but every dollar counts.

“Canada has got to be so proud of Terry Fox, I mean look at all the money that has been collected and all the people that have been helped.”

The Kelowna run is said to be in the top three cities for fundraising in B.C.

Righter said the run is close to her heart as she battles melenoma in her leg.

“I had this brown mole there and the doctor said, ‘Oh Pat let’s have a look at that.’ So they had a quick look and they took a sample and the very next day I was in the hospital getting it all cut out with 10 stitches,” Righter said. “They said, ‘Well Pat… it’s like someone shot you and the bullet didn’t come out or you ducked, that’s how close you were’.”

The Kelowna run saw a few hundred people come out and raise over $50,000.

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