29 08, 2017

The Terry Fox Run – Hope Knows No Borders

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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 Rhonda.Risebrough@terryfoxrun.org 604.245.5385 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 [...]

30 06, 2017

Summer 2017 Newsletter

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Summer 2017 Newsletter Happy Canada 150! In honour of Canada Day we want to celebrate our amazing Terry Fox supporters! We thank you for coming together in small villages and big cities, raising money without incentive or profile, helping to make cancer research in Canada the best in the world, all without fanfare or fuss, the Canadian way. Canada Post unveils new Terry Fox stamp for Canada 150 Judith Fox was in Newfoundland on May 25 to launch a new stamp honouring her brother’s remarkable Marathon of Hope.  Terry’s run inspired Canadians, captivated a country, and launched a lasting legacy across Canada and around the world. Read More Meet our Star Wars loving school ambassador, David David is a cancer survivor at seven years old. After being diagnosed with a Wilms tumour on his kidney at two, he went through ten rounds of chemotherapy and a surgery to remove the cancer. Today, he enjoys horseback riding, running and learning French in school. David you rock... Meet David Looking for an adventure this summer? Join us for the Terry Fox Trek on August 19 in Valemont, BC! This one day hike embodies the indomitable spirit of Terry Fox. We invite you to register for this adventurous hike in support of Terry’s legacy, raising funds for cancer research and in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday. Read More

27 02, 2017

Spring 2017 Newsletter

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Spring 2017 Newsletter Improving the Lives of Patients with Multiple Myeloma A $5-million investment in New Brunswick is bringing attention to a lesser known cancer found in the bone and bone marrow. A team made up of researchers and clinicians found across Canada, led by UNB’s Dr. Tony Reiman, are investigating how the disease can be identified, monitored and treated in hopes of changing how patients are cared for. Watch here Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada Museum Exhibit Moving West After a very successful presentation at the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec, this touching exhibit is on the move with stops at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener, the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg and the Royal BC Museum in Victoria. Read More How Many Times Can We Run Across Canada Join the Running Room as they kick off the celebration and fundraising for the 2017 Terry Fox Run. In 2016, participants of the Marathon of Hope Celebration crossed Canada over thirteen times (close to 100,000 kms)! Read More Dr. Pam Ohashi Wants to Teach Your Immune System to Fight Cancer The Terry Fox Research Institute awarded a grant to Dr. Ohashi this past fall to research how to stimulate the immune system to directly kill cancer cells. With a focus on serous ovarian cancer, the project aims to expand treatment options for ovarian cancer patients. Read More

9 02, 2016

Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada Museum Exhibit Moving West

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Terry Fox - Running to the Heart of Canada Museum Exhibit Moving West The inspirational Terry Fox - Running to the Heart of Canada exhibit has made it's way across Canada with stops at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener, the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg and will be making it's next stop at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, April 12, 2017. Sharing the life and incredible accomplishment of one of the most inspiring Canadians, the exhibition features a wide array of artifacts and archival materials, displayed together publicly for the first time. After a very successful presentation at the Canadian Museum of History where it welcomed more than 215,000 visitors before closing in January 2016, the exhibition then started moving west. Venues included THEMUSEUM in Kitchener (April 8 to June 16, 2016), the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg (July 14 to October 10, 2016) and the Royal BC Museum in Victoria (April to October 2017). “This exhibition would not have been possible without the great generosity of the Fox family, and their willingness to share Terry with the world,” said Jean-Marc Blais, Director General of the Canadian Museum of History. “More than 37 years after his astonishing achievement, Terry Fox remains a hero for Canadians. This tour will give more people a chance to marvel at his determination and courage.” “During the Marathon of Hope and the months that followed, Canadians filled our home in Port Coquitlam, B.C., with scrapbooks, letters and gifts,” said Darrell Fox, Terry’s brother. “We’re honoured to share some of our collection and to help tell this important story." The tour will enable many more people to understand why some consider Terry Fox to be the greatest Canadian of all time. Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada was produced by the Canadian Museum of History, in [...]