Will Dwyer still has his sights set on raising two million bucks for the Terry Fox Foundation, but he’s had a bit of a setback.
The 95-year-old man, who in 2019 surpassed a million dollars raised for the foundation, suffered an injury in February. That means he won’t be able to launch his annual fundraising effort himself this year. Luckily, his son has picked up the mantle. “I kind of thought to myself, you know what, he’s 96 in August. He’s really inspired me and a lot of other people, a lot of other Canadians. And the least I can do is kickstart his campaign.”
Robert is at the Barrie Farmers’ Market from 8:30 to 12:00 p.m. this Saturday to help his father reach the goal of raising $2 million. Still, it’d be great if his dad were there. “When they come to the farmers market around this time of year, they almost expect to see him, because he’s always there. He’s been doing that now for at least 10 to 12 years. And people are grateful and certainly support him the best they can.”
Robert says Will should be back on the fundraising trail soon. “He just started his rehab just a little over a week ago, feet on the ground, and he’s making some progress. So hopefully, in the next couple of weeks, two or three weeks, he’ll be able to join me down there with his campaign.”
Will Dwyer has been fundraising for the Terry Fox Foundation for over forty years. In 2019, his efforts surpassed a million dollars, after which he declared he’s shooting for two million.