Terry Fox Run 27 January 2013
Support the Singapore Cancer Society’s research programme and keep the Marathon of Hope alive
On January 27th, be part of a special event that benefits millions of people worldwide, including in Singapore. Jog or walk with family and friends to raise funds for the Singapore Cancer Society’s (SCS) research programme and support Terry Fox’s dream of finding a cure for cancer.
The Terry Fox Run is organized by local volunteers and in 2012, raised more than $100,000. According to organizing Committee Chair, Jack Gray, “The Terry Fox Run is a great way for the Canadian Expat community to come together with Singaporeans to raise much needed funds for the Singapore Cancer Society’s research efforts and at the same time honour a true Canadian hero, Terry Fox.”
Canada’s new High Commissioner to Singapore, Heather Grant, will raise the flag at this year’s event. “I’m delighted that the Canadian community will join with friends from Singapore and around the world for a third year in a row to keep Terry’s legacy of hope alive. I’m particularly pleased that again this year, the Canadian International School will hold a parallel run and that students at a number of local schools, including Pei Hwa and Hougang Secondary Schools and the Singapore American School will volunteer at the Run. It’s exciting to see these students give back to the community.”
In welcoming the Terry Fox Run, Mr. Choo Eng Chuan, Chairman of the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) said: “Cancer is not a discriminating disease, affecting both the young and the old. With its growing incidence in Singapore, this presents a pressing mission for us. For the last 48 years, SCS has been committed to minimizing the damaging effects of cancer.We are grateful to the Canadian community for organizing the Terry Fox Run to aid cancer research supported by SCS to improve the quality of life, quality of care and the quality of treatment for cancer patients.”
The 10 km fun run or 5 km run/walk will start at Big Splash (902 East Coast Parkway) at 08.00, with a warm up beginning at 07:00.
Registration for the Terry Fox Run opened on October 15 and will continue until the day of the run. Register, volunteer, buy a t-shirt, make a donation or find out more about the Terry Fox Run on-line at www.canadians.org.sg. To learn more about Terry’s dream and his inspirational legacy, visit www.terryfox.org
T-shirt pick up:
Friday, January 18th, 2013 / 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
Saturday, January 19th, 2013 / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 20th, 2013 / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, January 25th, 2013 / 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
At the offices of Bredero Shaw, 101 Thomson Road,
#17-01/02, United Square (Closest MRT station is Novena).