The Terry Fox Run – Hope Knows No Borders
VANCOUVER, CANADA August 29, 2017 – Terry Fox viewed himself as an ordinary Canadian but his extraordinary story of incredible personal sacrifice has spread to every corner of the globe. Every year Canadian ex-pats work together with the local population in 30 countries to organize Terry Fox Runs, with the support of Canadian Forces, Embassies and High Commissions. These events not only raise funds for cancer research but they also provide something intangible: an inspirational example of a man whose effort and legacy transcends language, culture and politics.
This year, 52 communities around the world are gearing up for their annual Terry Fox Runs. “Terry Fox’s story is fundamentally a human story,” said Rhonda Risebrough, International Director of The Terry Fox Foundation. “His example of overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles and physical challenges is one that resonates with people around the world. Cancer is a disease that knows no boundaries and does not discriminate- it affects all of us.”
Terry Fox helped to create a broader awareness about cancer, a reality all humans have in common, no matter where we live. It is only fitting that Terry, and his mission to fund cancer research, lives on in so many countries outside his own through cancer research projects in Vietnam, UAE, India, Malaysia and Singapore.
For event details or more information, visit terryfox.org/international-runs
If you are interested in hosting or supporting an international Terry Fox Run or special event, contact:
Rhonda Risebrough International Director
150-8960 University High Street, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 4Y6
About The Terry Fox Foundation
The Terry Fox Foundation is an international organization whose mission is to maintain the vision and principles of Terry Fox while raising money for cancer research through the annual Terry Fox Runs, School Runs and other fundraising initiatives. To date, over $750 million has been raised worldwide in Terry Fox’s name and thanks to the support of our generous donors this money has been used to fund the most promising and innovative research. The Terry Fox Foundation national headquarters are located in Burnaby, BC and it has offices in 9 provinces