20th edition of Terry Fox Run: Mumbai

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    28th January, Sunday morning the Marine Drive in Mumbai was surrounded by thousand to participate in Terry Fox Run, run for cancer awareness.

    The event was flagged off by the Canadian Consul General Jordan Reeves, the run is non-competitive run all over the world in commemoration of Canadian Cancer activist Terry Fox.

    As stated in ANI,  Talking to ANI, Reeves said, “People are very excited to participate in this run. This run is one of the largest run as more than 10, 000 children are participating in it to make people aware of cancer. We are here to raise as much money as possible for cancer research.”

    “Our intention is to tell the whole Mumbai that we can defeat cancer. We donate the collected amount to Tata Memorial and other hospitals. These hospitals use the money for cancer research, so that we can defeat cancer,” Gul Kriplani, a Terry Fox member said.

    As mentioned in Outlook the runs first began when Terry Fox, a 22-year-old Canadian whose leg had to be amputated due to osteosarcoma (bone cancer), embarked on the Marathon of Hope in 1980. Later, he eventually died of the disease.

    (Inputs from ANI)

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