The 2016 Thornhill Terry Fox Run is a non-competitive event where people get together as individuals, families, and groups to raise money for cancer research in Terry’s name. Its one day of the year set aside to celebrate Terry’s legacy and help keep his dream of finding a cure for cancer alive and properly funded.
The Runs take place all over Canada, in over nine thousand different communities across the nation every year, and are accessible to anyone who loves to run for fun and charity. Participants can stroll, walk, blade or bike, but most of all have fun while raising funds for cancer research.
One of those nine thousand communities is Thornhill Ontario, and Sign Source Solution has been supplying the local organizers with signage for the past two years.
This past summer, for the 2016 run we have printed and donated event signage, a roll-up banner, a Thank you sign with the updated list of sponsors and supporters, and ten encouragement cards which are signs staked into the ground along the route with helpful messages encouraging runners toward the finish line. Also donated was a sign for the registration table, and one thousand or so business cards for the Thornhill TFR Coordinator Blaine Sikich to press into the palms of helpful supporters.
About half of the signage we donated last year was reused at this year’s event. That included a large route map sign and a ‘cut out sign’ of Terry Fox in his iconic roadside pose. The medium sized wooden A-Frame sign also made an appearance this year, and other miscellaneous signs directing parking and pointing out nearby public restrooms.
So it was with some satisfaction we received the report from Blaine Sikich, the Thornhill Terry Fox Run Coordinator who wrote “We had a tremendous day with over 650 participants raising over $80,000 for cancer research… There were great compliments on the signs.”
For millions of people worldwide, (not just Canadians) Terry Fox is the face of cancer research. His Marathon of Hope inspired a country, and The Terry Fox Run, now in its fourth decade, continues to motivate people here in Canada and around the world. To date, over $650 million has been raised in support of Terry’s cause.
Terry’s vision and courage have helped to transformed cancer research in Canada, establishing a new attitude and threshold regarding what kind of investment was necessary to support effective cancer research.
So it warms our hearts to know once again we helped over six hundred charitable souls in Thornhill help all humanity in Terry’s name.