I’ve been taking classes since 2011 in the Adults 55+ program at SFU. I love the program and the connection to this university, which is a very forward-looking place. A few weeks ago I received a letter from the Four Seasons Hotel inviting me to, yet again, be involved in the Terry Fox Run. I have been walking for a cure for cancer for about 22 of the 34 years since Terry Fox tried to run across Canada.
At the run site the t-shirts are often sold out before I get my registration finished. I have kept my most treasured shirts over the years. Even though I have been at SFU for three years now, I knew nothing of the Terry Fox Run shirts for SFU students. When I saw them hanging in the bookstore, I just had to purchase one.
I ran last Sunday for my niece’s mother-in-law, cancer free for over five years, and my friend, currently in radiation treatments. I felt honoured and humbled to be able to wear the student shirt, all the while remembering that Terry Fox ran 42 k every day, while I was only walking 3 k.
I’m so proud of SFU and Terry Fox’s amazing journey.
Sue has had an illustrious 42-year teaching career and is now embarking on a journey as a student in our Liberal Arts and Adults 55+ courses. SFU courses have led to many explorations for Robinson; “SFU just opened me back up to all sorts of things,” she says.