Friday, October 31, 2008

Terry Fox Run KL 2008 - I'm in!

Friday, October 31, 2008
A bit of history behind Terry Fox.

Terry Fox is a Canadian who at the age of 18, was told that his right leg had to be amputated above the knee as a result of bone cancer.
During this crucial period, Terry saw the intense pain and despair of other cancer victims and was deeply moved. In order to raise funds for cancer research, he decided to run across Canada asking for donations.

Although he had to use an artificial right leg, his determination to raise the fund lead him to run from the very west to the very east of Canada. Can you imagine that? The route is across more than 5 province... and each province is more than twice as large as Malaysia!

This became ‘The Marathon of Hope’. Terry Fox died before he could complete his crusade, but his legacy is carried in the hearts of all who participate or donate to the Terry Fox Run each year around the world.

Terry Fox is a symbol of inspiration of all Canadian.


This coming Sunday (2 November 2008), which is the day after tomorrow, there will be a Terry Fox run at KL.
The starting point will be at Tasik Perdana. There is no registration required. Participants are required to be there before 9 am.
There are 2 route that can be taken. One route is 5km and another one is 7km.

Donation can be done by purchasing a limited edition Terry Fox shirt for RM25.00.

Any inquiries about the event can be directed to

This event came to my senses via my lecturer. Well, since our lecturers are mostly from Canada, of course they won't miss something like this, hence promoting it to their students.
I felt quite touched upon hearing the story of Terry Fox. Some more, one of my senior lecturer had witnessed Terry Fox in his epic run. I feel quite bad to not joining in honoring Terry's effort. To be exact, it is his effort to help in the funding for the cancer research.

I'm in! =D

By the way, I have a humble request for those who has read this post.
Please spend a couple of moments to visit Terry's Wikipedia to know him better. My words are not that good to describe the real him.

(p/s: One of the 'note' stated for the upcoming run is... "You can walk, run, skate, bike or use a skateboard." =D=D)

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