Monday, November 03, 2008

Terry Fox Run, Lake Gardens KL Malaysia 2008

My first Terry Fox Run, in aid of Cancer Research, held on 2nd November this year at Lake Gardens, KL.


Date: 2 November 2008 (Flag off 9.00 am)
Venue: Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Gardens).
T-Shirt Price: RM 25.00.

Wikipedia ... The Terry Fox Run is run around the world every year to raise money for cancer research. It is non-competitive- no winners or awards, just people joining to raise money for cancer research.

Pre-race...


Our team who participated this year :-) YL took the shot, and CL was somewhere else!


The actual run ... which was relaxed and a lotta fun!


We made it!



UPDATED! LF took these two shots, part of the Nikonian contingent :-) Cheers!


Wikipedia ... Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox, CC (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) was a Canadian humanitarian, athlete, and cancer treatment activist. He became famous for the Marathon of Hope, a cross-Canada run to raise money for cancer research, which Fox ran with one prosthetic leg. He is considered one of Canada's greatest heroes of the 20th century and is celebrated internationally every September as people participate in the Terry Fox Run, the world's largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research.

In 1977, after feeling pain in his right knee, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. This is a form of cancer that strikes men more than women, usually around ages ten to twenty-five. Very often the cancer starts at the knee, then works its way up into the muscles and tendons. At the time, the only way to treat his condition was to amputate his right leg several inches above the knee. Fox believed that the injury from the 1976 crash had weakened his knee and made it more susceptible to cancer, although his doctors disagreed. The causes of osteosarcoma are not known.
Three years after losing his leg at age 18, the young athlete decided to run from coast to coast in order to raise money for cancer research. In creating the Marathon of Hope, his goal was to raise $1 from each Canadian citizen.

In June 1981, Terry developed pneumonia, and on June 27 he went into a coma. He died on the 28th at 4:37 a.m., which was his favourite hour of running, a year after his legendary run, and exactly one month shy of his twenty-third birthday.

3 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

nice one! how far was it?

Julian Si said...

5 km :-) but one would struggle to run cos' so many walkers hogging the way ... but guess the main aim was simply to raise funds for cancer research, and that was v successful!

Shelyn said...

ahh... missed it again this year!

How did you get the time to blog so much? Today is only 6 Nov and you already have 26 posts!

Superb...