The Terry Fox Foundation has launched a special edition T-shirt to mark the 34th Anniversary of Terry Fox's "Marathon of Hope". Each T-shirt is available for RMB 90. All proceeds will go to a local hospital/research institute by the Terry Fox Research Institute for cancer research. Corporate and individuals can also support by participating in the silent auction or donation in kind.
One of the earliest supporters of Terry Fox Run, Canada-based Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Group has been supporting this cause every year worldwide, including in Guangzhou. After four years of escalated involvement in Terry Fox Run, Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou has once again stepped up as the organizer of this year's event.
"We feel very excited to organize this annual charity event," said Bahram Sepahi, Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou. "I believe Terry Fox Run will become even more successful with everyone's joint effort. Our goal is not only to raise more funds for local cancer research, but also to increase public awareness on cancer."
Terry Fox Run is the first charity event in Guangzhou initiated by Chinese and foreign organizers. During his visit in Guangzhou in October 2013, Canada's Governor General David Johnston presented the Governor General Medallion to the organizing committee of the Terry Fox Run in Guangzhou to recognize their excellent achievement in the first decade.
"Terry Fox remains a powerful symbol of courage and determination for Canadians. To see his legacy carried across borders and so enthusiastically embraced by the people of China is nothing short of amazing," said the Governor General.
In the past ten years, the Terry Fox Run in Guangzhou has successfully raised RMB 2.77 million and greatly contributed to the development of cancer research in the region. In December 2013, the 11th Terry Fox Run in Guangzhou attracted about 4,700 participants from both local and expatriate communities.
About Terry Fox Run
Terry Fox is a hero in Canada. Losing one of his legs due to bone cancer, Terry proceeded to prove to everyone that it couldn't stop him running all the way across Canada on an artificial leg. That was in 1980 when Terry Fox started a 143-day journey across the country to raise money for anti-cancer medical research. Named after this inspiring young Canadian man, and firstly launched by a group of followers enthused to keep the young man's dream alive, Terry Fox Run has since spread all across the world from Canada, arriving China in the 1990s. The campaign is now the largest single-day fund raiser for cancer research worldwide.