THE TERRY FOX RUN
The Terry Fox Run Kuala Lumpur has been taking place in Malaysia since 1991, this event is held in memory of the late Terry Fox to keep his dream of a Cancer-Free world alive. Terry Fox was 18 years old in 1977 when he was diagnosed with bone cancer which led to his right leg being amputated above the knee. He was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for Cancer Research. He called his journey the Marathon of Hope.
Terry ran for 143 days, over 42KM everyday across Canada. He was forced to stop running because Cancer had appeared in his lungs. Unfortunately Terry passed away at the age of 22. The Heroic Canadian was gone, but his legacy and dream lives on with everyone of us who share the same dream. The Terry Fox Run Kuala Lumpur is organised by unpaid-volunteers.