The Terry Fox Run Worldwide
It is truly moving that the heroic, unselfish mission of one young man serves as such an inspiration to all of us no matter where we live in the world. The Terry Fox Run, named in honour of Canadian amputee runner Terry Fox who at 21, attempted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research, is no longer just a Canadian tradition. Countries around the world stage annual events in support of Terry's dream of finding a cure for cancer. Nearly all monies raised at Terry Fox Runs outside Canada are retained in the host country, funding cancer research projects at recognized research institutions approved by The Terry Fox Foundation on the advice of The Terry Fox Research Institute.
As the world becomes more homogenized, so too does the Terry Fox Run. The Foundation is proud to be involved in a growing worldwide family dedicated to eradicating a disease that knows no political or geographic boundaries.
International Run locations are organized by Canadian Embassies/Consulates, Canadian Forces Bases, Anti-Cancer Councils and Societies as well as other dedicated organizations and individuals. The reports that we receive suggest that the Terry Fox Run provides an important opportunity for solidifying the good name that Canada has always had with people around the world.
Please continue your visit at our site to learn more about Terry and how his story has made such an impact on millions of people. Please contact us if you have any questions about participating in your country.
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Judith Fox-Alder International Director The Terry Fox Foundation Suite 303, 46167 Yale Road Chilliwack, BC V2P 2P2 Tel: 604 701-0246 Fax: 604 701-0247