The Concordia community is invited to run or walk in an effort to travel a cumulative distance equivalent to the distance across Canada. Le Gym hopes to collectively reach over 8,000 km and raise over $5,000 to help outrun cancer.
Simply sign up, download a pledge sheet and run or walk as many kilometers as you can. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to participate. In accordance with Terry's wishes, there is no minimum donation required.
When: December 1 to 6 from 7a.m. to 10p.m. and December 7 and 8 from 9a.m. to 7p.m.
Come by and see the map of Canada, updated daily, with our progress.
For more information on Terry's CAUSE on Campus, contact Parker Dorris or by phone at 514-848-2424 ext. 3860
Terry Fox was an athlete and humanitarian. His commitment to raise money for cancer research has inspired people worldwide. After being diagnosed with bone cancer in 1977 resulting in the amputation of his right leg below the knee.
In his Marathon of Hope campaign, Terry set out to raise awareness and funds by running a cross-country tour starting in St John's, Newfoundland. He persevered despite extreme pain and weather challenges, and was cheered on by each community he passed during his Marathon. When he reached Thunder Bay, Ontario, on September 1, 1980 Terry was compelled to end the Marathon of Hope. It was discovered that he had lung cancer. He had ran over 5,373 kilometres in 143 days.
Terry Fox succumbed to the cancer in 1981 at the age of 22.
Terry Fox run
The annual Terry Fox Run, which takes place in September every year, has expanded from its largely Canadian base to worldwide, with over 51 international runs taking place annually. As Terry said, “Even if I don't finish, we need others to continue. It's got to keep going without me.”