BROOKFIELD - The community of Brookfield broke yet another Terry Fox Run record on the weekend.
The community has become well known for its ability to raise funds for cancer research. This year was no different as young and old came together to raise $25,000 through the run, which took place on Sunday, and related fundraisers.
About $17,000 was raised from the run itself, while the rest came from community fundraisers. That total compares to about $22,000 raised last year.
"We were pretty pumped," said Judy Matheson, a member of the Terry Fox run organizing committee.
"The support was phenomenal. You always worry how it will go, but we were in good shape going into it and we've been organizing it since April. And people just kept giving and giving."
Matheson said about 260 people participated in the event, which was held in the community with the help of 45 volunteers. She estimated there was a larger crowd from last year by "a couple of dozen people."
It was also encouraging, she said, to see how many young people were eager to participate in the annual event.
"It's not surprising though. A lot of the kids don't know anything else because they have been in the runs since they were babies," said Matheson.
In regards to next year's run, Matheson is setting the bar high.
"I hope we can improve on this year's, which was amazing."