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"Madame Terry Fox" honoured for her fundraising efforts

Riverview teacher Debbie Laurie meets Terry Fox's brother, Fred.It started with home-made pledge sheets and simple grey sweatshirts with block lettering that read: "We're walking for Terry Fox."

Since that fall day in 1980, Rivierview school in Port-Cartier has held a Terry Fox Run every year, to raise money for cancer research. 

And much of that is due to the efforts of one woman. Debbie Laurie is a teacher at Riverview. And her work organizing the yearly event has earned her the nickname "Madame Terry Fox."

This month, she was honoured by none other than Fox's brother Fred, who made the trip to Port-Cartier. She spoke with Susan about the visit.

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Laurie is currently only a few hundred dollars off her fundraising goal of $4000 for this year. That would put Riverview school at $100 000 total, since its first Terry Fox run in 1980. 

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