St. Johns Terry Fox Run in need of a volunteer co-ordinator

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The Terry Fox Foundation is looking for a volunteer to co-ordinate its annual run in St. John's.
Without one, the run will be cancelled, said Heather Strong, provincial director of the Terry Fox Foundation.
"It is imperative that this run, and its ability to spread hope and optimism, continues to be organized," Strong said.
The 30th anniversary run is scheduled for Sept. 19 at Quidi Vidi Lake. There are 28 other runs across the province as well.
She said a lead organizer is needed in order to oversee a dedicated group of volunteers and co-ordinate the event.
She noted the previous co-ordinator has stepped down after several years in the position. She added that several other locations are also in need of volunteer support.
"We rely solely on the generosity of the general public to participate and co-ordinate events, not unlike Terry himself when he ran across the island. He relied on people to wash his clothes and feed him a warm meal," she said.
Anyone wishing to volunteer can contact Heather at 576-8428 or nl@terryfoxrun.org.

Organizations: Terry Fox Foundation

Geographic location: St. John's, Quidi Vidi Lake

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  • Matthew
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are very generous with their donations of time and money to the Cancer Society. We raised millions for Daffodil Place in a short period of time.

    I do not like the whiny tone and threat of having to cancel Caner runs due to the lack of volunteers contained in this article. The bit about the generosity of Newfoundlanders washing terry's clothes was unnecessary.

    This interview/article is in poor taste.

  • GM
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    The Terry Fox Foundation is not part of the Canadian Cancer Society. Still, it raises questions given so much money is raised.

  • Work should be
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    I do not think Ms. Strong is a volunteer.

    The Telegram needs to do a story on the salary compensation paid at the Canadian cancer Society. They are extremely well paid.

  • Ty
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    I agree. If they want a good job done they should pay an individiual instead of begging for free help.

  • Donny
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    Good grief! With all the money this foundation has you think they could pay for a co-ordinator rather than always looking for something for nothing. It takes money to make money. Begging doesn't look good on ya!

  • Matthew
    July 01, 2010 - 20:25

    Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are very generous with their donations of time and money to the Cancer Society. We raised millions for Daffodil Place in a short period of time.

    I do not like the whiny tone and threat of having to cancel Caner runs due to the lack of volunteers contained in this article. The bit about the generosity of Newfoundlanders washing terry's clothes was unnecessary.

    This interview/article is in poor taste.

  • GM
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    The Terry Fox Foundation is not part of the Canadian Cancer Society. Still, it raises questions given so much money is raised.

  • Work should be
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    I do not think Ms. Strong is a volunteer.

    The Telegram needs to do a story on the salary compensation paid at the Canadian cancer Society. They are extremely well paid.

  • Ty
    July 01, 2010 - 20:19

    I agree. If they want a good job done they should pay an individiual instead of begging for free help.

  • Donny
    July 01, 2010 - 20:17

    Good grief! With all the money this foundation has you think they could pay for a co-ordinator rather than always looking for something for nothing. It takes money to make money. Begging doesn't look good on ya!