Car Show event raises awareness of Terry Fox Run ahead of event

Michael Oleksyn/Daily Herald People had a chance to check out vehicles in the Aurora Chiropractic parking lot on Saturday in a Terry Fox Run fundraiser.

The parking lot at Aurora Chiropractic, Massage and Health Centre was a busy place ahead of Sunday’s Terry Fox Run in Prince Albert.

On Saturday, there was a Car Show Fundraiser barbecue and bake sale for the Prince Albert run. Kara Gray owner of Aurora Chiropractic said she hosts these fundraisers frequently, but this was one was for a cause close to her heart.

“I’m doing this one specifically because of the Terry Fox Foundation,” Gray said. “It’s a charity that I believe in, and because Chelsea Mitchell is absolutely amazing.”

One Bake Table was run by Mitchell, a cancer survivor, Terry Fox Run participant, supporter and former Terry Fox Award winner.

Gray explained that she wanted to help as much as she could ahead of the run and this was her way of contributing.

She explained that both she and her husband are car lovers and they had their race car on display which won the SIR Iron Man Classic last weekend. There were also several cars on display for people to enjoy.

The date was chosen specifically for the Terry Fox Run according to Gray.

Michael Oleksyn/Daily Herald Kara Gray of Aurora Chiropractic manned the barbecue at a Terry Fox Run fundraiser on Saturday in the Aurora Chiropractic parking lot.

“We’re hoping to bring in a little bit more money and awareness, get more people to come out for the run,” she said.

Gray has put on several of these events on. She’s hoping to help the residents of Prince Albert in any way she can.

“Prince Albert is home for me. I’ll do anything for my community,” she said.

Gray explained that they like to attach the car show and barbecue to a cause. This was the first for the Terry Fox Run. In May, they had one for the MS Society. Other projects the events have supported include the Canine Action Project and the Ecole Arthur Pechey School Cooking Club.

“We are actually currently collecting the extra veggies people have in their garden for the Arthur Pechey cooking program,” she explained.

She explained that everyone pitches in for the events.

“I mean the people who work with me here, they’re not my staff, they’re my coworkers, and holy crow are they pretty cool. They all contributed with baking and helping me out,” Gray said.

There was also a table with information about the Terry Fox Run with longtime organizer Vern Hodgins.