Despite COVID-19, the community at Ward’s Island took action in order to raise money and participate in the 40th annual Marathon of Hope.
Kylie Bechberger from Toronto walked a total of 500 kilometres before Sunday’s Terry Fox Run. Bechberger, like many others, has been dedicated to the run and has loved ones who have been affected by cancer.
“I think for me, it was just like a goal that I could set for myself that’s realistic but is also pushing me out of my comfort zone,” said Bechberger, 32, when asked about her motivation behind walking this distance.
Bechberger, who works at a film distribution company, hoped to raise $500 for 500 kilometres. Instead, she went on to raise over $1,200 between the months of May to September.