Cowichan Lake Retreads Hiking Club president Jean Cozens is interviewed by Shaw TV with regard to the upcoming Terry Fox Run.

Cowichan Lake Retreads Hiking Club president Jean Cozens is interviewed by Shaw TV with regard to the upcoming Terry Fox Run.

Flatlining Terry Fox Run defibrillated by Cowichan Lake Retreads

Cancer fund-raiser re-scheduled from Great Lake Walk weekend to Sunday, September 11.

Last year’s disappointing cancellation of the local Terry Fox Run will not be repeated this year.

Cowichan Lake’s own Retreads Hiking Club has come to the rescue.

“It will be the perfect opportunity for the Retreads Hiking Club to take over this,” the group’s president Jean Cozens said.

In recent years, the Terry Fox Run faltered, eventually becoming cancelled last year, as a result of no one coming forth to help out.

One of the main roadblocks is the fact that the Great Lake Walk takes place the same weekend as the Terry Fox Run; a barrier overcome by re-scheduling the Terry Fox Run for Sunday, September 11.

“It will be advertised as a means of getting in shape for the Great Lake Walk,” Cozens said, of the subsequent weekend’s walk, scheduled for Saturday, September 17.

Both walks are fund-raisers.

Jumping on board to help out the Retreads Hiking Club will be Anne Newman, who was instrumental in organizing the event for many years, before her retirement.

Others have also expressed an interest in helping out.

“It’s all working out really well,” Cozens said.

But, she’s not counting her chickens before they hatch. During previous Retreads Hiking Club events, few members of the public, aside from those involved in the club, have shown up.

“We haven’t had a great response in the community for participation, but our members are always there,” she said. “It’s a start. It’s such a worthwhile event.”

The underlying motivation behind the event, in addition to raising money for cancer research, will be keeping the memory of Terry Fox alive, Cozens said.

“I have my teeth in it now. Even if just the Retreads show up, I intend to do this every year,” she said.

Cowichan Lake Recreation can be contacted for more information on this upcoming event. They can be contacted at  250-749-6742.

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