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Marathon of Hope still going strong

For 30 years, people have gathered every September to take part in what’s become a Canadian tradition.

For 30 years, people have gathered every September to take part in what’s become a Canadian tradition.

Edmonton’s Terry Fox Run took place yesterday at Hawrelak Park and hundreds of people raised thousands of dollars for cancer research.

“This is really special because it’s the 30th anniversary,” said Akua Gyambibi, lead organizer of the run. “We really made an effort to make it a celebration of 30 years of raising money for cancer research.”

Danielle Baxter, a third-year Grant MacEwan Griffins hockey player, was down at Hawrelak with her teammates. The squad used the opportunity to do a little bonding while raising money for a great cause.

“I played with a teammate who just survived cancer, so a bunch of us wanted to do it for her,” Baxter said.

“Some of us did five kilometres, some of us did 10 kilometres, whatever we wanted to do as long as we came out and supported the team for a good cause.”

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