For a good cause

For a good cause

The Terry Fox Foundation hosted the ‘Terry Fox Run 2014’ at the Canadian International School campus. More than 500 participants from various schools including parents and staff took part in the run. The chief guest of the event was Niranjan Mukundan, a para-swimmer. The run also saw the participation of the students of Indira Gandhi International Academy, a school for Sri Lankan refugee children and the autistic children of Belaku, an NGO. More than six lakh were collected during the event which will be sent to the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai.

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 to raise money for cancer research. Nitin Tolani, a 25-year-old cancer survivor from Bengaluru who is now based in Dubai, has been instrumental in bringing the event back to the City.

“It is great to see the participation of a lot more schools this year. I would like to thank everyone at CIS for organising this event so well,” said Nitin. “It is a great initiative by Canadian International School to conduct this awareness among people to overcome there hurdles and obstacles in their life. Terry Fox will be remembered forever,” said Niranjan Mukundan, the chief guest of the event.

“It was a great run for a great cause. We had another terrific run today. I feel very privileged and fortunate to be a part of such an initiative,” said Shane Kells, Head of School, Canadian International School, Bengaluru.

The students were really excited to run the marathon. “It is a day of celebrating Terry’s legacy and helping to keep alive his dream of finding a cure for cancer,” said one of the students.

Said Iris Lui, Consulate General of Canada, Bengaluru, “It’s a wonderful experience to be with our adopted Canadian family at the Terry Fox Run and it was well organised.” 

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