Terry Fox Foundation searching for Leduc run organizer

The role sees a volunteer organizing the Sept. 15 event.

The Terry Fox Foundation is looking for a new organizer for this year’s Leduc run.

Provincial Director for the foundation, Wendy Kennelly, says the ideal candidate for the volunteer position is someone who wants to become a bigger part of their community, has a passion for cancer fundraising, and is someone who is looking to grow their skills in marketing and event management.

She says there’s a long history of the event in this community.

“We’ve had 33-consecutive runs in Leduc and exceeded over $250,000 [raised] for cancer research. That’s not including the 12 different schools in the area that have been fundraising for many, many years. That’s a huge accomplishment for one town in Alberta,” she said.

The application form states that organizing the run for September 15 takes about 30-40 hours over the course of the summer. The foundation supplies all the materials an organizer requires.

Kennelly says the yearly event is completely volunteer-driven.

 “We’re not a fancy run. You’re not getting a medal or a fancy t-shirt when you arrive. It’s very grassroots,” she said.

To date, $750 million has been raised for cancer research worldwide, with 82 cents of every dollar raised by the Terry Fox Foundation going into research.

You can call or email the foundation’s office to apply:  

403-212-1336 or Christie.krawchuk@terryfoxrun.org

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