Terry Fox Run Raises over VND250 Million for Cancer Research
This year, the Terry Fox Run attracted over 8,000 participants and raised VND275 million. The money raised will then go to fund cancer research of the Ha Noi Tumor Hospital.
The Run will be organized in
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The Terry Fox Run
Terry Fox was born in
An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres (six inches) above the knee in 1977.
While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of whom were young children, that he decided to run across
The first Terry Fox Run in 1981 attracted 300,000 participants across
Each year, thousands of volunteers organize Terry Fox Run events in
The Run is a non-competitive event where people get together as individuals, families and groups to raise money in Terry’s name.
It is a day of celebrating Terry’s legacy and helping to keep his dream of a cure for cancer alive.
There is no entry fee and no prizes awarded, although a certificate of appreciation is given when participants complete their journey.
Run locations are organized in large urban areas, attracting thousands of people and in small, rural communities where everybody knows each other. School events tend to be incorporated into the daily curriculum.