Bengaluru: To create awareness on cancer and to motivate people to come together to raise funds for cancer treatment, over 1,000 participants from various schools, colleges and organisations across the city will take part in the Terry Fox Run 2018. Scheduled to be held on Saturday, December 8, this annual non-competitive charity event will be hosted by Canadian International School (CIS).
The event, held in different parts of the world to commemorate Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope to raise funds for cancer research, will have Ms Nicole Girard, Consul-General for Canada in Bengaluru, and Mr Suresh Ramu, co-founder and CEO, Cytecare Cancer Hospitals, as chief guests.
The event is open to all students and teachers from schools across the city and people from all walks of life to raise money for cancer research. The entire proceeds will be sent to the Terry Fox Foundation.
“Back in 1980, no one in Canada thought it possible that a young man with a prosthetic leg could run a marathon every day…. but Terry did. This Canadian athlete was audacious enough to take on one of the most diabolical enemies known to mankind – cancer. What Terry Fox achieved struck a chord with Canadians. His efforts inspired millions, and the Terry Fox Run took off and has not looked back,” organisers told Deccan Chronicle.
“The Terry Fox Run is a cause which we want to be associated with to highlight the need to join forces to fight cancer. I feel very privileged to be a part of such an initiative. It is a day of celebrating Terry’s legacy and helping to keep alive his dream of finding a cure for cancer,” said Ms Shweta Sastri, Managing Director, CIS....