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Join Four Seasons for the 38th Annual Terry Fox Run in Wilket Creek Park in Toronto

  • One of the world’s original Terry Fox Runs, this event alone has raised close to CAD 11 million for cancer research since 1981
  • Additional events organised by Four Seasons hotels and resorts around the world also support local cancer research and care
September 10, 2018,
Toronto, Canada

Four Seasons invites runners, walkers, riders and skaters to join Chairman and Founder Isadore Sharp, hundreds of Four Seasons corporate and hotel employees for the annual Terry Fox Run at Wilket Creek Park in Toronto as the company continues to support Terry’s legacy and raise funds for cancer research in his name.

Four Seasons organises and participates in annual charity runs and other initiatives all over the world to raise funds toward advancing cancer research, a cause that has been supported by Four Seasons employees since Terry’s historic Marathon of Hope across Canada 38 years ago.

In the company’s hometown of Toronto, Canada, employees of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto and the corporate head office organise Ontario’s largest Terry Fox Run site at Wilket Creek Park. Thousands of participants are expected to run, walk, ride and skate through 2 km, 5 km and 10 km routes on Sunday, September 16, 2018.  Four Seasons employees and their families will volunteer by registering runners, serving food and refreshments, and helping with the children’s play area. 

On September 16, broadcaster Maurie Sherman from radio station Kiss 92.5 will emcee the event during the opening ceremonies beginning at 8:30 am, and then fitness expert Anthony Marmora and his team from FIT Room in Richmond Hill will lead the warm-up ahead of the 9:00 am official start.

Participants, volunteers and their families will enjoy entertainment by Sarah Keith, One Row Back and Shoemaker Levee.  Throughout the event, there will be complimentary breakfast and BBQ, children’s activities, parking shuttles, musical entertainment and massage services for all registered participants. Registration is free and can be done online or at the Wilket Creek site from 8:00 am onwards.

Follow the Terry Fox Run 2018 – Wilket Creek, Toronto (Leslie Street north of Eglinton Avenue East) on Facebook.

Realising Terry’s Dream

More than CAD 500,000 was raised in the 2017 Terry Fox Run at Wilket Creek, closing in on the CAD 11 million mark raised through this run site alone since 1981. Every dollar raised has gone directly to the Terry Fox Foundation.  Projects supported by this event include precision oncology for young people with hard-to-treat cancers; genetic research into hereditary cancers including Li-Fraumeni Syndrome; special projects of the Terry Fox Research Institute related to brain and eye cancers; advanced research to help understand and treat leukemia; overcoming treatment failure in lymphoid cancers and drug resistance in prostate cancer; improvement early detection of lung cancer and more.

As Terry said in 1980: "If you have given a dollar, you are part of the Marathon of Hope."

The Marathon of Hope Continues

Terry Fox inspired Canadians with his 1980 Marathon of Hope before succumbing to the disease the following year.  The first Terry Fox Run was held that year, and today there are more than 9,000 annual Terry Fox Runs around the world, all volunteer led and organised. To date, more than CAD 750 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry’s name.

To learn more about Terry Fox and the Marathon of Hope, how the Terry Fox Foundation is making a difference and how individuals and companies can support cancer research around the world, visit the Terry Fox Foundation website, and follow the fight against cancer on Facebook and Twitter.

Commitment to Advancing Cancer Research

The commitment of Four Seasons to cancer research began in 1980, when Isadore Sharp personally pledged to Terry’s cause and wrote to 999 other Canadian executives urging them to support cancer research. The following year, Four Seasons organised the first ever Terry Fox Run in support of cancer research, in his memory.

What began as a single event has now grown to include an event at every location in which Four Seasons operates.  As part of its unwavering global commitment to the cause, Four Seasons hotels and resorts host, sponsor and participate in countless local events to benefit both the Terry Fox Foundation and local cancer research and care facilities.