Terry Fox Run in Guangzhou Raises CNY 800,000 for Cancer Research

January 27, 2017,
Guangzhou, China

Part of the largest single day fund raising event for cancer research worldwide, the Terry Fox Run in Guangzhou took place on December 10, 2016 beginning at Guangzhou Luhu Golf Driving Range. Approximately 3,000 participants in total from both local and expatriate communities joined the run, which includes the non-competitive run of 2 km, 5 km and 10 km. The event successfully raised more than CNY 800,000 from t-shirt sales, corporate and individual donations, silent auction and food concessions. All proceeds go to a local cancer research institute by the Terry Fox Foundation for finding cure of cancer.

This is the fourth year to organise this event for Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, with support from Consulate General of Canada in Guangzhou, Guangdong People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Guangdong Public Diplomacy Association, Guangzhou People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Guangdong Charity Federation and Luhu Golf and Country Club.

“We feel very excited to continuously organise this annual charity event, which is really successful with special thanks to the participants, supporters and donors,” said Bahram Sepahi, Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou. “I believe the Terry Fox Run will become even more successful with everyone’s joint effort. Our goal is not only to raise more funds for local cancer research, but also to increase public awareness on cancer.”

About the Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox is a hero in Canada. Losing one of his legs due to bone cancer, Terry proceeded to prove to everyone that it couldn't stop him running all the way across Canada on an artificial leg. That was in 1980 when Terry Fox started a 143-day journey across the country to raise money for anti-cancer medical research. Named after this inspiring young Canadian man, and firstly launched by a group of followers enthused to keep his dream alive, the Terry Fox Run has since spread all across the world from Canada, arriving China in the 1990s. The campaign is now the largest single-day fund raiser for cancer research worldwide.