Fred Fox visits NYC – another amazing Run!
“The 25th annual New York City Terry Fox Run was so fantastic. So great to be in Central Park with about 3000 other Terry Fox supporters. Ken Ottenbreit, Jeff Berman and Tom Madden, along with the committee members and volunteers do an amazing job. It was a wet morning, but in Terry’s spirit and the weather he ran through in 1980, participants didn’t mind a little rain to come out in the commitment to raise funds for cancer research. It was so nice to meet so many Canadians that now call NY home and have participated here for years, but also Americans who are inspired by Terry’s story. Lots of team participation here in NY, cool to see many Canadian university alumni groups participating. Met with a few teams, the Four Seasons Hotel, CIBC, City Squash, Star Mountain Capital. It was special to finally meet Dick Traum who planted that seed in Terry’s mind after reading an article about Dick running the NYC marathon as an amputee.
So amazing to see the strength of Terry’s legacy here in New York City. Over $3 million raised since year one. The funds raised here support cancer research at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre and are making a difference in the lives of many. Just what Terry wanted, but never realizing the reach around the world his story and sacrifice would have 38 years after the Marathon of Hope. Thank you to good Saskatchewan boy, Ken Ottenbreit for your initial hard work and dedication to start the TF Run in New York City and your continued commitment to Terry’s dream. It was great to finally meet you Ken, thank you for the invite to NY.” – Fred Fox