Cancer survivor runs alone, marking 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s marathon

By | September 20, 2020

If it were any other year, Kailee Rutherford would have joined a pack of runners a thousand strong for her annual jaunt memorializing the legacy of Terry Fox.

Today, however, in the throes of a global pandemic, the 24-year-old cancer survivor will lace up for a solo jog down a gravel road near her family home in Holland, Man., to mark the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope.

Since Rutherford was diagnosed with osteosarcoma — the same type of cancer Fox had — at 16 years old, she has championed the Terry Fox Foundation at every opportunity.

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