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Terry Fox Run 2009 Dubai

Postby DubaiTerryFoxRun » 06 Dec 2009, 11:54

  • What? 2009 Dubai Terry Fox Run
  • Where? Al Mamzar Park
  • When / Date? December 11, 2009
  • Time? Registration 8:00am Run Starts at 9:30am
  • How much? Free! Donations are welcome
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  • Website? www.clubforcanadians-dubai.com
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It’s time to gather your family and friends to participate in the 16th Terry Fox Run to be held on Friday, December 11th, 2009 at Mamzar Park in Dubai.

It is truly moving that the heroic, unselfish mission of one young man serves as such an inspiration to all of us no matter where we live in the world. The Terry Fox Run, named in honour of Canadian amputee runner Terry Fox who at 21, attempted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research, is no longer just a Canadian tradition. Countries around the world stage annual events in support of Terry's dream of finding a cure for cancer.

When he was 18 Terry’s leg was amputated as a result of bone cancer, but rather than being defeated by the disease he was inspired by it. In 1980, at the age of 19, he began to run across Canada – from the Atlantic to the Pacific – to raise money to fund research to find a cure for cancer. Terry ran 42 km every day for 143 days! Sadly however, at the 5,373 km mark, he succumbed to the cancer. His run became known as the Marathon of Hope. Terry died 10 months after he had to stop his run but his legacy was just beginning: millions of dollars have since been raised in Terry’s name across more than 50 countries. It is estimated that, globally, 3 million people now participate in the annual Terry Fox Run.

The Run is a non-competitive event where people get together as individuals, families and groups to raise money in Terry’s name. It is a time to celebrate Terry’s legacy and help keep his dream of a cure for cancer alive. Please participate in Terry’s memory and help finish what he started.

The Dubai Terry Fox Run is an all-inclusive and family oriented event where participants can walk, run, skate-board, roller-blade and even use their wheel chairs. Participants can enjoy a fun-filled day with refreshments. There will be music and festivities at the event before the start of the run.

In 1980, Terry Fox asked for one dollar from all of us, and in keeping with his vision, participants may make voluntary contributions. There is no entry fee and no prizes are awarded, although a certificate of appreciation is given when participants complete the run to recognize their efforts.

For any other information on the Dubai Terry Fox Run please send your questions to Chair@dubaiterryfoxrun.com.
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