Thursday, August 13, 2009

Terry Fox Run KL 2009

Due to some unforseen circumstances, I was not able to attend the KL Terry Fox Run launch at Canada House yesterday. :(

Anyway, here's the details.

What? TERRY FOX RUN KUALA LUMPUR 2009

When? Sunday 1 November 2009 Flag off @ 9.00 a.m.

Where? Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Gardens)

On the Road of Hope for cancer research

Terry Fox knew personally, the importance of the need for cancer research. At the age of 18, he was told that his right leg had to be amputated above the knee as a result of bone cancer. During this crucial period, Terry saw the intense pain and despair of other cancer victims and was deeply moved. In order to raise funds for cancer research, he decided to run across Canada asking for donations. This became “The Marathon of Hope”. Terry Fox died before he could complete his crusade, but his legacy is carried in the hearts of all who participate or donate to the Terry Fox Run each year around the world.

How the Marathon of Hope began:

Since it began in 1983, the Terry Fox Run has become the largest, single-day, fund-raising event for cancer research. Here in KL, the organisers aim to continue the quest to keep Terry’s dream alive. This year, with the support of sponsors and participants, we hope to raise both funds and awareness for cancer research here in Kuala Lumpur. The beneficiary in previous years and this year as well is the Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation (CARIF). You too, can take up the quest so that Terry’s dream of finding a cure for cancer can become a reality.

If you would like to volunteer

Or

If you need more information

Please contact :

Ms Yoon / Mr Peter Kang, CARIF, 2nd floor, OPC, Sime Darby Medical Centre, T: 56391874

Or email them at organizer(at)terryfoxrunkl.org

So, mark your calendar today for Terry Fox Run and do your bit for cancer research.

Please watch this inspiring story about Terry Fox.


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