Canadian International School holds ‘The Terry Fox Run’

The Marathon of Hope for Cancer Research

November 28, 2013 12:18 IST | India Infoline News Service
The Canadian International School, Bangalore hosted The Terry Fox Run, 2013 at its campus. The Terry Fox Run is an annual non-competitive charity event held in numerous regions around the world in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, and his Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research. Renowned athlete Ashwini Nachappa was the chief guest for the run. More than 400 students from various schools took part in the run.

Canadian International School’s involvement with this unique event is a small way of giving back towards the cancer research. It was a great day to see so many people who had come out of their way to extend their support for this great cause. I would like to thank all staff and students of schools that took part in today's run. We at CIS believe in getting involved to make a difference said Priya Anand -Community Service Coordinator.

I am really pleased to see the wonderful crowd turnout this year. This was only possible due to the support from the students and staff of CIS, said Mr. Nitin Tolani.

Organizing the Terry Fox Run CIS has been a phenomenal experience. Being part of such a huge organization, knowing you have potentially changed someone’s life is just surreal said Sajal Mehta, a student.

Organizing the Terry Fox Run without the constant support we received from our volunteers and our CAS coordinator Ms. Priya, would have been impossible, considering we had to juggle exams and lessons at the same time. Watching everyone come out and contribute to this wonderful cause with such enthusiasm; it has been an insightful experience said Tanushree Guha, a student.

Back in 1980, no one in Canada thought it possible that a young man with a prosthetic leg could run a marathon a day, every day….but Terry did. What Terry Fox achieved struck a chord with Canadians. His efforts inspired millions, and the Terry Fox Run took off and has not looked back.  33 years and nearly 2/3 of a billion Canadian dollars later, the Terry Fox spirit is alive and well in communities all over the World said Shane Kells, Head of School, Canadian International School.

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