Oct 23, 2008

Terry Fox Run in 2 November 2008 in malaysia

Today receive information from Sport club mention that ,company is organizing a Terry Fox run and mission is to raising funds for cancer research. The run will take place at Lake Gardens, Jalan Perdana , Kuala Lumpur on 2 November 2008 (Sunday), starting from 9am.

The beneficiary will be Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation ("CARIF" www.carif.com.my)

I cut & paste the story about Terry Fox

Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port
Coquitlam, British Columbia, a community near Vancouver on Canada's west coast.
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 them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to
raise money for cancer research.

He would call his journey the Marathon of

After 18 months and running over 5,000 kilometres (3,107 miles) to prepare,
Terry started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 with little
fanfare. Although it was difficult to garner attention in the beginning,
enthusiasm soon grew, and the money collected along his route began to mount. He
ran 42 kilometres (26 miles) a day through Canada's Atlantic provinces, Quebec
and Ontario.

It was a journey that Canadians never forgot.

However, on September 1st, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles),
Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because cancer
had appeared in his lungs. An entire nation was stunned and saddened. Terry
passed away on June 28, 1981 at age 22.

The heroic Canadian was gone, but his legacy was just beginning.

To date, more than $400 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry's
name through the annual Terry Fox Run, held across Canada and around the world.

For whoever interested to make charity do go on the day and make it a terry Fox day for all Cancer victims.

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