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What sets us apart

SINGLE MISSION: TO FUND INNOVATIVE CANCER RESEARCH

  • Independent─not associated with the Canadian Cancer Society or any other cancer fundraising National organization
  • 33 fulltime staff in 10 offices
  • Over 9,000 Terry Fox Runs each year─all volunteer-led and organized
  • No entry fee, No minimum pledge, Non-competitive
  • No Sponsorship

84 CENTS* OF EVERY DOLLAR RAISED GOES TO CANCER RESEARCH

To date, The Terry Fox Foundation has raised close to $800 million for cancer research worldwide. * based on most recent 3-year average

CANCER RESEARCH INVESTMENT 2014 BY THE NUMBERS:

The Terry Fox Foundation is one of the largest non-governmental funders of cancer research in the country, funding many different types of cancers; current multi-year studies include lung, ovarian, colorectal, pancreatic, oral, liver, oncolytic viruses and many more.

1,212 - the number of cancer research projects funded to date by The Foundation.

In 2014/15, TFF will invest an estimated $26.5 million in three key areas of cancer research.

  • Discovery research - fundamental science, cure-oriented biomedical: $15.2 million
  • Translational research - moving discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic more quickly to impact patients; “lab bench to bedside” approach: $10.2 million
  • Training future leaders in cancer research: $1.1 million 
The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) functions as the research arm of the Foundation.
  • The TFRI funds cancer research projects across the cancer spectrum based on excellence and impact
  • Projects must have measurable outcomes, are internally reviewed, milestone driven
  • Projects must predict significant impact on cancer health of Canadians
  • Projects are actively managed, with those deemed unproductive terminated
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