Don’t be surprised to meet Patricia Onotsky  walking around Gillies Lake on Sunday, doing her part for the Terry Fox run.

It’s the 40th year of the event honouring Fox’s Marathon of Hope… and the 40th year that Onotsky walks for it.

You might wonder why.

“Don’t make me cry,” she replies with a nervous chuckle.

Onotsky followed the Marathon of Hope and says she was inspired by Terry Fox.

“And I thought my gosh, such a young man and so dedicated. He knew what he wanted, he knew how to go or do whatever he’s going to do.”

Onotsky says she’ll keep participating every year for as long as she’s able to.

Money raised goes to the Terry Fox Foundation and is used for cancer research.