Across Saskatchewan, people of all backgrounds from more than 40 communities will be coming together to work toward outrunning cancer this weekend.
On Saturday, the Terry Fox Ride will be taking place, starting at Hidden Meadows Ranch. Registration is at noon and the ride starts at 1 p.m.
The ride is for wagons and horses. The route will be approximately six miles. It will be a walk-only ride through pastures and on sand roads. (There is no requirement for negative Coggins test for the ride.)
A barbecue will follow, sponsored by Sobeys.
Organizers say pledge sheets are available at www.terryfox.org, or you can simply show up. There is no minimum pledge for the ride of barbecue but donations to the Terry Fox Foundation are appreciated.
To find Hidden Meadows Ranch, take Highway 16 northwest from Battleford, turn left on Sunshine Road, drive 5.7 kilometres and turn left at the Hidden Meadows Ranch sign.)
For more information, contact Deb Flegel at 306-480-9775 or Karen Ulmer at 306-441-0100.
The Terry Fox Foundation says it has been 39 years since Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope awakened a movement in Canadians to come together for a single cause – to create a world without cancer. Terry has become a hero, while annual Terry Fox Run and Rides have become a Canadian tradition.
In 2018, Saskatchewan raised nearly $1 million through the Terry Fox Foundation. To date, over $750 million has been raised across the globe for cancer research in Terry’s name.