Terry Fox was diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma (bone cancer) in his right leg in 1977 and had his leg amputated 15 cm (six inches) above the knee. While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He called his journey the Marathon of Hope.
Terry's Marathon of Hope took place in 1980 with the simple objective of informing Canadians of the importance of finding a cure for cancer. With fierce determination, he ran an average of 42 kilometres (26 miles) every day for 143 days. Terry was forced to end his run on September 1, 1980, when the cancer spread to his lungs. By February 1, 1981, Terry's dream of raising $1 for every Canadian was realized - the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope fund totaled $24.17 million.
Terry died in June 1981. However, Terry's dreams has not died and we need you to continue running his Marathon of Hope. "Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going without me.”
Join us for the Hong Kong Terry Fox run along the Ma On Shan Promenade on Friday, October 11, 2013, and help us continue Terry's Dreams. You can choose to participate in the 3km walk or run, or the 6km walk or run. Route map below.
Cost: Free to participate but registration requiredClick here for the Pledge form and bring your cash or cheque on the event date or donate online via credit card here.
Click " Make a Direct Donation" under" Support this Event" to donate online.
Central Pier No.9 <-> Renaissance College
Pick up time at Central: 4:00pm
Return time to Central: 9:15pm
Limited seats available on a first come first served basis. Please indicate bus requirement upon your registration.