Austin Murray, 13, stayed true to those that pledged him on Thursday’s South Hill Terry Fox run. He kept up his jog around the Gutheridge Field track for the whole half hour, even keeping his feet moving while he spoke with the Times-Herald.
Murray was Empire Community School’s top fundraiser. He raised $177 by going door-to-door to ask for pledges.
“Cancer is a very terrible thing. I have family members that have died from it, but I also have many that have survived,” he explained. Murray himself had cancer when he was much younger. “They need a cure,” he said.
There were over 500 participants in the Terry Fox run, with students in kindergarten to Grade 12 from Westmount, Empire, and Riverview School, as well as community members.
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