The residents of Burnaby's Normanna rest home are living proof that you're never too old to do the Terry Fox Run.
On Sept. 16, the home held its first Terry Fox Walk. Staff mapped a route inside, covered the hallways with balloons, and hung a Terry Fox banner in the home.
"We have 100 residents living in our facility. Almost all of these residents are from Burnaby, and though they may have some physical or cognitive challenges, many of them absolutely remember Terry Fox," said staff member Leslie Torresan.
Residents gathered in the main dining room, and after a discussion about Fox and his contributions to cancer research, more than 50 began the walk.
"Following the walk, we gathered as a group and watched the Terry Fox video 30 Years of Hope," said Torresan. "Many tears were shed."
Torresan said the outstanding moment was seeing resident Edna Tamkin leading the walk at 101 years old.
"She and her daughter Frances led the walk with pride," Torresan said. "Edna stated after that she felt honoured to be part of this year's celebration of Terry Fox and that she will look forward to being a part of next year's Terry Fox walk at the age of 102."
The rest home has a tin for donations at the front desk and has collected at least $200, and Torresan is hoping for more.