Volume 93, Issue x
Wednesday, March 18, 1999
Sunday's Terry Fox Run has been declared a success as Western students raised a record amount of cash for cancer research.
Jenn Hollowell, the University Students' Council Terry Fox commissioner, said Sunday's event raised $12,882. She added various fund-raisers held during the week before the run also raised money to bring the grand total to $19,291 and counting.
"We figure close to a thousand people were there. It looked to be a record amount of participants. I was quite impressed," she said.
Hollowell added the final tally count on the amount of funds raised will be posted in the University Community Centre atrium by the end of the month.
Students who want to get some exercise while being charitable are urged to sign up for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce's Run for the Cure by this Friday.
According to Mary Lee Felder, volunteer media co-ordinator for the event, the run is an attempt to raise money for breast cancer research and takes place every year, countrywide. "Twenty-six cities across Canada are holding it," she said.
Community members are urged to sign up in teams of six, where they can run or walk either one kilometre or five kilometres on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. in Springbank Park, she said.
"One in nine women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in Canada," Felder said, adding how the disease is fastest growing in women in their twenties.
Felder said those who can't make it to the event in October or sign up by Friday's deadline are more than welcome to drop by a local CIBC branch and make a donation.
On Sept. 17, University Students' Council VP-finance Derrick Taub incorrectly stated that the Used Bookstore is one of the USC operations which incurs an annual financial loss. The Gazette regrets the error.
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