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Photos: Thousands run, walk and ride in Port Coquitlam Terry Fox Hometown Run

Port Coquitlam residents raised funds for cancer research while marking the 43rd anniversary of the Canadian hero's Marathon of Hope.

The Terry Fox Hometown Run brought thousands of supporters to Port Coquitlam's Hyde Creek Recreation Centre on Sunday, Sept. 17.

It was the 43rd annual event that honours the Canadian hero and local athlete also raised donations for cancer research through the Terry Fox Foundation.

"He's so iconic yet so relatable," said organizer Dave Teixeira ahead of the 2023 edition.

Since its inception, the Terry Fox Run has raised more than $750 million nationwide.

For more information or if you wish to make a donation, you can visit the Terry Fox Foundation's website.