TiC … Terry Fox Run
A single dream … a world of hope.
The Terry Fox run is a worldwide event endorsed and sponsored by many Canadian embassies and consulates around the world. I participated in my first run in Peru.
This year is the 30th anniversary of Terry’s death from cancer back in 1980. His right leg was amputated in 1977 after he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, though he continued to run using an artificial leg. It was during this time that Terry decided to raise money for cancer research. In 1980, Terry Fox faced considerable challenges while running the equivalent of a marathon a day for 143 days during his 3,339 mile Marathon of Hope. It was all about effort for Terry. He challenged himself every day with one goal in mind: raise the most money he could to end cancer. I remember following his run across Canada raising money for cancer. Little did I know this would be two years before my own mother would die from lung cancer.
In Guangzhou we had over 7,000 participants and 200 volunteers. All the money raised was donated to cancer research right here in Guangzhou. That’s the great thing about the runs … the money is used locally.
Now it’s your turn. Here are the Terry Fox Run dates for the next three years:
2012 September 16
2013 September 15
2014 September 14