Mumbai,By Kabir Ali
The 17th edition of the Terry Fox Run organised by the Terry Fox (India Committee) witnessed the enthusiasm of 10000 children from about 50 schools running at Marine Drive from Nariman Point (Air India Building), continuing till the Princess Street flyover and ending at Brabourne Stadium (CCI) on Sunday, 1st Feb, 2015.
Terry Fox India, Convener Mr. Gul Kripalani said “ Last year we raised over Rs 2 crore and this year we expect to raise about 6 crores crore for this cause. We are the largest contributor for the cancer research. Our key partners are those thousands of school children who come out early morning on a Sunday for the Run to support the cause. All the funds collected are donated to Tata Memorial Hospital to carry out Research in Cancer amongst children. Doctors at Tata Memorial Hospital are in contact with the Terry Fox Foundation in Canada as they continue their research.”
The Run is a non-competitive event where school students and individuals from all walks of life participate and raise money in Terry Fox’s name. It is a day of celebrating Terry’s legacy and helping to keep his dream of a cure for cancer alive. Mumbai can be proud about the results of working together, with no barriers or frontiers for the benefit of all. Mumbai’s determination to fight cancer has made it into the top 3 cities of the world for giving generously towards cancer research through the Terry Fox Run, also known as the Marathon of Hope.
Every year Terry Fox (India) Committee organizes a Run along with The Oberoi, Mumbai to garner support for research in the cancer amongst children. The Committee has supported the Tata Memorial Hospital for 17 years now collecting funds for Research in Cancer amongst children.