Thursday, 05 November 2015 17:50

The Annual Terry Fox Run

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Terry Fox in his epic run across Canada in 1980

CanCham will be hosting the 35th Year Anniversary Terry Fox Run on Sunday Nov. 29 in Phu My Hung, Ho Chi Minh City.


An inspirational figure and a national hero in Canada, in 1980 Terry Fox set off on a ‘Marathon of Hope’ from Newfoundland in the far east of Canada. Despite having one leg amputated due to cancer, the young athlete’s goal was to raise awareness for cancer research by running across the country. He never made it. With the cancer spreading, he was forced to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373km. His efforts ultimately cost him his life.


The efforts of CanCham and other organizations around the world aim to continue the work started by Terry Fox, organizing an annual run to raise money for cancer research.


To register for this year’s run, click on or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. CanCham are also doing a deal on their official t-shirts. Provide the code #Word TFR, and get a 10% discount on this year's official Terry Fox Run t-shirt! The Terry Fox run will be held on Sunday, Nov. 29 on Tan Trao, Phu My Hung, Q7 (Registration: 7am, Run starts: 8am sharp).

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