Working together to outrun cancer.
Date: Sunday, February 1, 2015 | Time: From 8 am To 11am | Venue: Nariman Point
Know Terry Fox
"Terry Fox was a Canadian who at a very young age was struck by a Cancer called Osteogenic Sarcoma (bone cancer) in his right leg.
To make the world aware of this kind of cancer he ran from East Coast to the West Coast of Canada and thus collected money for research. On September 1st 1980 while he was half way on his run, he succumbed to this but had realized the dream of collecting CAD 1 per Canadian and had Collected CAD 30 million when he breathed his last. Thus began a journey called Marathon of Hope. Terry died soon after, leaving this legacy behind, commonly known as the Terry Fox Run"
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About The Event
We, Terry Fox (India) Committee in Mumbai, organize a Run every year to garner support for Research in Cancer amongst children.
The Run is a non-competitive event where school students and individuals from all walks of life participate and raise money in Terry Fox’s name. It is a day of celebrating Terry’s legacy and helping to keep his dream of a cure for cancer alive.
Mumbai can be proud about the results of working together, with no barriers or frontiers for the benefit of all. Mumbai’s determination to fight cancer has made it into the top 3 cities of the world for giving generously towards cancer research through the Terry Fox Run.
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The 16th Terry Fox Run had over 7000 children participate in the Run and the Terry Fox (India) Committee collected over Rs.2 crores. All the funds collected are donated to Tata Memorial Hospital to carry out Research in Cancer amongst children. Doctors at Tata Memorial Hospital are in contact with the Terry Fox Foundation in Canada as they continue their research.
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The Terry Fox India Committee’s role is to set strategic direction, monitor the delivery of the organizations objectives, uphold its values and governance and guide, advice and support the Convenor who leads the Committee towards achieving the Terry Fox India’s vision and purpose.
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A number of bodies work together to ensure that we make the best use of the funds we receive and continue to carry out world class research.
The Terry Fox India Committee is led by the Chairman, Mr. Gul Kripalani