Run – Because Cancer Research Cannot Stop!
Covid-19 may have forced us to remain indoors to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. But it cannot tie us to our chairs. Shake the bug off and run for a cause in the comfort of your safe surroundings. Participate in the Terry Fox Run, an annual non-competitive charity event conducted across 600 cities in 53 countries to raise money exclusively for cancer research. This year, the entire world can be part of this Physical event. Run, ride, walk or skate from the location mentioned below.
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The Terry Fox Run Starts From Here
Olcott Memorial Higher Secondary School
Terrance Stanley ‘Terry’ Fox, a Canadian athlete and cancer activist, ran to create awareness and raise funds for cancer research in 1979 with the support of the Canadian Cancer Society. He did not let his prosthetic leg come in the way of his cross-country run, the famous “Marathon of Hope”. He ran close to 42 kilometers a day through Canada’s Atlantic Provinces. After 143 days and 5,373 kilometers, he had to stop due to lung cancer.
Since then the Terry Fox run has been organized annually to celebrate human spirit and support cancer research. There is no registration fee, only voluntary donations. The Chennai Run, Ideated by Akash Dube and organised by the Rotary Club of Madras East, is also a reflection of the ideals of Terry Fox; and has contributed to the cause of Cancer Research, in our part of the globe.
Get your certificate to celebrate the indefatigable human spirit.
Everyone is welcome to participate in The Terry Fox Run, regardless of age, athletic ability or socioeconomic standing. While the run does not have a registration fee, we request participants to donate generously and also help us raise funds for the cause of cancer research.