Thursday, 1 November 2007

Terry Fox Run 2007

Anyone going for this charity organization? My 1st run in my life for charity :D

Date of The Run: 4th November 2007
Flag Off: 9 am
Venue: Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Gardens)
Location Map: (will be updated, check back soon…)
Rules & Regulations:1) All participants must run on the designated route2) For wheelchair bound, and physically challenged participants, please note that there are slopes along the run route.3) Participants are to be at the assembly area by 8:45am.

The price for the T-Shirt (all sizes) is RM 25.00 per piece. Of course, extra donation is welcomed!

The Terry Fox Run has been held in Malaysia for over 15 years. The Runs since 2001 have raised more than RM750,000/-, with 2006’s contribution being RM281,000.
The Terry Fox Run is a non-competitive event for the whole family, with a large number of participants under the age of 10 and over the age of 50. Two routes are being planned, one for fun-runners and another for experienced runners. Cyclists and roller-bladers are welcome.
To take part in the run, just append your details in the
comment section with your name, organization, t-shirt size and no of participant!
IMPORTANT: The pre-registration process is very important so that the Organizer can estimate the number of T-shirts to be printed. So, you can greatly help the organizer with their estimation by
pre-registering here!

History of Terry Fox

I don’t feel that this is unfair. That’s the thing about cancer. I’m not the only one, it happens all the time to people. I’m not special. This just intensifies what I did. It gives it more meaning. It’ll inspire more people. I just wish people would realise that anything’s possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try.” – Terry Fox (1958-1981)

Terry Fox was 18 years old when he was diagnosed with bone cancer. His right leg was amputated above the knee. Whilst in hospital, Terry was so moved by the suffering of cancer patients, particularly children, that he resolved to run across Canada (a distance of 8,500 kilometers) to raise money for cancer research. He called his journey the “Marathon of Hope”.
Terry Fox, an amputee, ran a marathon (42 kilometers) a day for 143 consecutive days - a total distance of 5,373 kilometers. At that stage, Terry was forced to abandon his run as the cancer spread to his lungs. Terry Fox died at the tender age of 21. Before he died, he knew that a fund-raising event would be held each year, with the same objectives as the Marathon of Hope - to help find a cure for cancer.
Since 1981, the Terry Fox Run has raised more than RM1.3 billion in aid of cancer research around the world.
The Terry Fox run is organized by a volunteer committee comprising individuals and representatives of institutions. All members of the organizing committee are not paid. Institutions supporting the Terry Fox Run include various embassies & high commissions, schools, colleges and universities, companies, statutory bodies, non-profit organizations and sports clubs.

Hero....have to salute to you, you are great, Terry fox

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