The 10th Annual Terry Fox Run in Ho Chi Minh City to raise funds for cancer research in Viet Nam will take place in Saigon South this Sunday morning, November 3, the Canadian Consulate General has announced.
About 5,000 people, both Vietnamese and foreign, will take part in the charity run, starting at 8:00.
The Canadian Consulate General – one of the organizers – expects that the event would raise VND500 million (about US$31,200).
|Kids and adults join last year’s Terry Fox in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: Tuong Thuy)|
Last year, the Canadian Consulate General presented to Ho Chi Minh City’s cancer hospital al the proceeds of VND420 million raised at the charity run by more than 4,300 runners and philanthropic companies.
The Annual Terry Fox Run in Ho Chi Minh City started in 1997 and the run in Ha Noi began two years later. Both have seen increasing numbers of runners year after year.
The run in Ho Chi Minh City this year is co-organized by Canadian Consulate General, the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations, and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
The Terry Fox Run in the world celebrates young Canadian Terry Fox, who lost a leg due to cancer, then embarked on his courageous Marathon of Hope across Canada, covering 5,372 km with an artificial leg in order to raise funds for cancer research. The first run took place in 1981, and each year thousands of volunteers organize Terry Fox Runs in nearly 5,000 locations in Canada and all over the world.