Terry Fox Run - Fujairah 2012
When:Starts at 9am on Saturday, 25 February 2012. Registration desk opens at 7:30am for those who have not registered earlier.
Terry Fox was a young Canadian who lost his leg to cancer. When he was strong enough he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.In 1981 the Terry Fox 'Marathon of Hope' raised $24.17 million just a few months before the 23 year old died.
A couple of months later (September 1981) the first Terry Fox Run was held at more than 760 sites in Canada and around the world, attracting 300,000 participants and rai...sing $3.5 million.
30 years later, in February 2011, the first Terry Fox Run was held in Fujairah, UAE, with 400 participants who raised over 30,000AED.
The Terry Fox Run comes under the patronage of His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the Crown Prince of Fujairah. It has quickly become a feature of the annual calendar in Fujairah. ALL money raised at the Fujairah Terry Fox Run goes toward cancer research IN THE UAE.
"Even if I don't finish, we need others to continue. It's got to keep going."
-Terry Fox, 10 July 1980.