The annual Terry Fox Run proved to be a success in Neepawa once again.
About 50 people took part in the run for cancer research held Sunday afternoon at the NACI track.
As of Monday morning the amount raised by the event and its participants was just over $5,000.
While the amount raised and total participants entered was a little bit down from last year's run, the continued annual support in Neepawa for one of the nation's best-known annual events is a positive for organizers.
"We're always happy with the support we get here," organizer Dr. Kelly Krzyzaniak said. "We had a good day."
One of the major bonuses from the money raised through the Terry Fox Run is the high per centage of the money that will go directly in to cancer research.
"About 85 cents from every dollar goes right to research rather than administration," Krzyzaniak pointed out. "Because we are mainly a volunteer-based organization."
Hazel M. Kellington also held its annual run on Friday, while the NACI Terry Fox Run will take place later this month.
Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope in 1980 after having his right leg amputated in 1977 as a result of bone cancer. He decided to do the run after being overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients.
Fox ran an average of 42 kilometres daily for 143 days before being forced to end the run Sept. 1, 1980 when the cancer spread to his lungs.
Terry died in June 1981, several months after his Marathon of Hope reached the goal of raising $1 for every Canadian; by Feb. 1, 1981, $24.17 million had been raised.
Prior to this year's run, over $600 million has been raised worldwide in Terry's name.