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  • Doesn't make
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    This article is a little disturbing.. Ms Strong was on the news last night and paper today looking for a volunteer to coordinate the St Johns run in an attempt to save it. Ms Strong is in a paid position with that organization and should be accountable for coordinating such events. If this run fails it will reflect very poorly on Ms Strong and her value to such an organization.

    Has anyone thought about paying someone to do the work? I am sure if the pay is commission based the foundation will see improved financial benefits.

    But for now, Ms Strong stay out of the media before this becomes egg on your face and an embarrassment for the organization.

  • Donny
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    After 30 long years it's pretty apparent that nobody cares! I, for one, am sick of hearing about it. Give it a rest!

  • Lisa
    July 02, 2010 - 13:28

    I don't know a lot about the different cancer charities but from everything I've heard and read, the Terry Fox Foundation seems to be one of the best. With very little overhead costs, a narrow focus of CANCER RESEARCH ONLY, as well as a long standing commitment from his family I feel very confident that my money is well used when I contribute to this charity. And the only other thing I question is....you are all saying it is Ms. Strong's responsibility to keep this race alive, but then you are criticising her for doing just that (getting out in the media, etc). Geeze you guys are a tough crowd to please!

  • And I Say ....
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    I agree with Jim B. from Mount Pearl. Half a billion dollars is nothing to be ashamed of & I'm sure Terry is pretty amazed, pleased & grateful at that.

    We are unendated with fund raisers from the cancer society. Remember Daffodil Place .... supposed to be for cancer patients receiving treatment from out out town .... not the employees who seem to be more concerned in getting their time off in order to enjoy the holidays properly during Christmas.

    Personally, I give to only one cancer fundraiser per year now. There are many more charitable fundraisers looking for our dollar and I choose to spread what I have allotted for charity around.

    I think we should have a Community Chest Program in place in our society anyway.

    I'm just saying ......

  • Jim B
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    That's a lot of responsibility for an unpaid volunteer.

    The Terry fox Foundation has raised half a billion dollars so far.

    Maybe they should look at their business model and make some adjustments.

  • Donna
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    The people of St. John's seem to be missing the point. Ms. Strong is the
    only paid employee of the Terry Fox Foundation in Newfoundland. The foundation relies on volunteers everywhere to assist with the programs.
    The Fox family has continued Terry's wishes to have the bulk of the money that people donate go to Cancer research and not to salaries, overhead etc. as with other organizations. I am a strong supporter of the foundation for this reason.

  • Don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Heather...isn't your mother a retired phys ed teacher? Sounds like she could be right volunteer that you need.

  • Don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    'Donna from NS' I think you are missing the point. The overhead of this organization is not an issue and money may be well spent, but Ms Strong should be ultimately responsible. If too much for her then the Foundation must adjust business plan to make this happen. This dont have to be a full time paid position It can be commission based exercise.

  • TS
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Just for the record.
    Heather is the co-ordinator for the Terry Fox Foundation province wide, but just St. John's. There is no way that she would be able to co-ordinate this event in 29 different areas of the province without volunteers!

  • Judy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    I have volunteered for many things. Just a question. Why is Heather Strong not co-ordinating the volunteers? Surely this is worth having an employee co-ordinate the effort?

  • Doesn't make
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    This article is a little disturbing.. Ms Strong was on the news last night and paper today looking for a volunteer to coordinate the St Johns run in an attempt to save it. Ms Strong is in a paid position with that organization and should be accountable for coordinating such events. If this run fails it will reflect very poorly on Ms Strong and her value to such an organization.

    Has anyone thought about paying someone to do the work? I am sure if the pay is commission based the foundation will see improved financial benefits.

    But for now, Ms Strong stay out of the media before this becomes egg on your face and an embarrassment for the organization.

  • Donny
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    After 30 long years it's pretty apparent that nobody cares! I, for one, am sick of hearing about it. Give it a rest!

  • Lisa
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    I don't know a lot about the different cancer charities but from everything I've heard and read, the Terry Fox Foundation seems to be one of the best. With very little overhead costs, a narrow focus of CANCER RESEARCH ONLY, as well as a long standing commitment from his family I feel very confident that my money is well used when I contribute to this charity. And the only other thing I question is....you are all saying it is Ms. Strong's responsibility to keep this race alive, but then you are criticising her for doing just that (getting out in the media, etc). Geeze you guys are a tough crowd to please!

  • And I Say ....
    July 01, 2010 - 20:13

    I agree with Jim B. from Mount Pearl. Half a billion dollars is nothing to be ashamed of & I'm sure Terry is pretty amazed, pleased & grateful at that.

    We are unendated with fund raisers from the cancer society. Remember Daffodil Place .... supposed to be for cancer patients receiving treatment from out out town .... not the employees who seem to be more concerned in getting their time off in order to enjoy the holidays properly during Christmas.

    Personally, I give to only one cancer fundraiser per year now. There are many more charitable fundraisers looking for our dollar and I choose to spread what I have allotted for charity around.

    I think we should have a Community Chest Program in place in our society anyway.

    I'm just saying ......

  • Jim B
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    That's a lot of responsibility for an unpaid volunteer.

    The Terry fox Foundation has raised half a billion dollars so far.

    Maybe they should look at their business model and make some adjustments.

  • Donna
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    The people of St. John's seem to be missing the point. Ms. Strong is the
    only paid employee of the Terry Fox Foundation in Newfoundland. The foundation relies on volunteers everywhere to assist with the programs.
    The Fox family has continued Terry's wishes to have the bulk of the money that people donate go to Cancer research and not to salaries, overhead etc. as with other organizations. I am a strong supporter of the foundation for this reason.

  • Don
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    Heather...isn't your mother a retired phys ed teacher? Sounds like she could be right volunteer that you need.

  • Don
    July 01, 2010 - 19:55

    'Donna from NS' I think you are missing the point. The overhead of this organization is not an issue and money may be well spent, but Ms Strong should be ultimately responsible. If too much for her then the Foundation must adjust business plan to make this happen. This dont have to be a full time paid position It can be commission based exercise.

  • TS
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    Just for the record.
    Heather is the co-ordinator for the Terry Fox Foundation province wide, but just St. John's. There is no way that she would be able to co-ordinate this event in 29 different areas of the province without volunteers!

  • Judy
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    I have volunteered for many things. Just a question. Why is Heather Strong not co-ordinating the volunteers? Surely this is worth having an employee co-ordinate the effort?