Nursing home residents ready for Terry Fox Run this Sunday
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Nursing home residents ready for Terry Fox Run this Sunday

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A local nursing home will be joining the fight against cancer this Sunday when residents gather at the start line of the 2017 Terry Fox Run.

“This event means a lot to our home because many residents have lost someone they love to cancer,” says Shannon Buell, Activity Director at Carveth Care Centre.

“We have one resident who looks forward to this event every year. Brian Patterson (pictured left) is confined to a wheelchair and has been supporting the Terry Fox Run for years. He’s incredibly passionate about this fundraiser. Brian hopes to find a cure for cancer in his lifetime.”

Born with cerebral palsy and legally blind, the 55-year-old has participated in dozens of Terry Fox fundraisers in his wheelchair since his brother died of cancer in 1985. Last year, he accomplished his lifelong dream of walking a short distance in the Terry Fox Run.

This year, he will travel over the course (assisted by Rebecca Earl, pictured right) in his wheelchair.


Dedicated to the 104 residents who live at the home, Shannon will take Brian and other residents to the Terry Fox Run starting at 10 am this Sunday at Gananoque Town Hall. She will be joined by other staff and the home’s owner, Brett Gibson.

“Brian has an incredible passion and love for this event,” says Brett with a smile.

“He starts asking me for a donation in June and it continues on a weekly basis to mid-September. Terry Fox is a Canadian hero who is a role model we hold in high regard. I can’t think of a better person for Brian to look-up-to. My family and I will be walking with Brian, and millions of other Canadians, with pride on Sept. 17. It’s an honour to support this cause and participate with Brian in this event. Together, we can beat this deadly disease.”

Carveth Care Centre is proud to support Brian’s dream to cure cancer. To make a donation to Brian’s fundraising campaign, please call the Activation Department at 613-382-4752 ext. 107.

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