Rotarians support Terry Fox Run
The Rotary Club of Bombay partnered with the Terry Fox Foundation in the 21st year of its Mumbai Run. Over 600 people came together in support of the Terry Fox Run on Sunday, February 3, 2019, including several Rotarians. A sum of Rs 1.5 crore was collected to aid cancer research.
The Terry Fox Foundation was created to support funding for cancer research the world over with a specific focus on cancer that afflicts children. Terry Fox was a Canadian diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma (Bone Cancer) in 1977 and had his right leg amputated at the age of 18. Sensitive to the suffering of other cancer patients, especially children, Terry decided to raise money and awareness for cancer research through a run he did across Canada; thus began a journey called “Marathon of Hope”.
Terry’s spirit, determination and compassion for others still moves millions of people, and because we have been touched, we continue his dream – the dream that one day a cure for cancer will be found. Terry died shortly after, in 1981, leaving behind the legacy known as the Terry Fox Run.