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Run for a Cause: ‘The Terry Fox Run’ for Cancer Research


Bangalore, September 17, 2019: Canadian International School, Bangalore (CIS), is hosting the Terry Fox Run 2019, in association with the Terry Fox Foundation, at its campus in Yelahanka at 8.30 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Terry Fox Run is an annual non-competitive charity event held in numerous regions around the world in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research. Hundreds of participants from various schools, colleges, and organizations across the city are expected to take part in this 5k run. Participants are welcome to walk, run, or bike at their own pace.

This event is open to all to raise money for Cancer Research in Terry’s name. Registration is free. However, you can make cash/cheque donation and all proceeds will be sent to the Terry Fox Foundation to support their efforts to find a cure for cancer.

“I feel very privileged and fortunate to be part of an initiative such as this. It is a day when we celebrate Terry’s legacy and try to keep alive his dream of finding a cure for cancer. CIS has always believed in contributing to social causes. Through the Terry Fox Run, we join forces to fight cancer,” said Ms. Shweta Sastri, Managing Director, Canadian International School.” said Shweta Sastri, Managing Director, Canadian International School.

Back in 1980, no one in Canada thought it possible that a young man with a prosthetic leg could run a marathon a day, every day – but Terry did. This Canadian athlete was brave enough to take on one of the most diabolical enemies known to mankind – cancer. What Terry Fox achieved struck a chord with Canadians and millions of people around the world. Through his efforts, the Terry Fox Run took off and has not looked back since.

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