Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Terry Fox Run KL 2008

Updated 29 October 2008 4:17pm

Based on Earn Pin's comment, I need to remove the banner as according to Pin, it's under the instruction of Terry Fox Run Canada.

Funny eh?? Won't they want the public to help them publicise the event for FOC???

This year, Terry Fox Run KL will be held on 2 November 2008, flagging off at 9.00am at Lake Gardens (Taman Tasik Perdana).

Please note that participants are to be at the assembly area by 8.45 am. All participants must run on the designated route. There are 2 routes, 5 km for adults and 3.5km for the family run.

To participate, all you need to do is to purchase a limited edition Terry Fox 2008 t-shirt at RM25.00.

You can get your t-shirt here:

1) Ms Chan Siew Wan / Ms Lee Siew Bee at the Canadian High Commission, 17th Floor, Menara Tan & Tan, Jln Tun Razak (6th October onwards)

2) Ms Yoon / Mr Peter Kang at the Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation (CARIF), 2nd Floor, Outpatient Centre, Subang Jaya Medical Centre (6th October onwards)

3) Ms Tila at the Foyer, Ground Floor, Menara Citibank, Jalan Ampang (12.00 to 2.00pm, 20th October until 24th October)

4) At the Lake Garden on Run Day (2nd November 2008)

For your easy reference, here are the sizes available. Measurement indicated is the chest size across the front.

Children - Size 2 (12 in) , Size 4 (14 in) , Size 3XS (16in), Size 2XS (17 in), Size XS (18 in)

Adult - Size S (19 in), Size M (20in), Size L (21 in), Size XL (22 in), Size 2XL (23 in), Size 3XL (24in)

If you have any question, please send your email to organizer@terryfoxrunkl.org.

The information above is extracted from 1.com.my.

The Terry Fox Run is an annual non-competitive charity event held in numerous regions across the globe in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, and his Marathon of Hope, and to raise money for cancer research.

The run itself is informal which means that the distance often varies, usually between 5 and 15 kilometres; participation is considered to be more important than completing the set distance.

Unlike other major fund raising events, the Terry Fox Run has no corporate sponsorship. This is in accordance with Terry Fox's original wishes of not seeking fame or fortune from his

Excerpt from Wikipedia

Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, a community near Vancouver on Canada's west coast. An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres (six inches) above the knee in 1977.

While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.

He would call his journey the Marathon of Hope.

After 18 months and running over 5,000 kilometres (3,107 miles) to prepare, Terry started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 with little fanfare. Although it was difficult to garner attention in the beginning, enthusiasm soon grew, and the money collected along his route began to mount. He ran 42 kilometres (26 miles) a day through Canada's Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario.

It was a journey that Canadians never forgot.

However, on September 1st, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles), Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because cancer had appeared in his lungs. An entire nation was stunned and saddened. Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at age 22.

The heroic Canadian was gone, but his legacy was just beginning.

To date, more than $400 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry's name through the annual Terry Fox Run, held across Canada and around the world.

Excerpt from Terry Fox Foundation official website.


  1. will not miss that for the world...cyas

  2. thanks babe.. i actually forgot all about this event. will you be going for the run? I think i can only make the 3.5km one.. no training sure kena cramp for the 5km run :D

  3. thanks kw & tengster, hopefully see you there

    yozora, hahaha its not really a run, just a fun run, you can come in yr skates, bicycles etc

  4. babekl: c u there...prolly after the race...relex there eat some muffin with milo-peng.

  5. Terry Fox Run is an annual non-competitive charity has been running in several parts of the world for quite sometime now. Its time for Kuala Lumpur this time round and this is an event not to be missed guys. With just 25 Bucks you can participate and make a change in some one's life. So many people are dying from cancer even in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and I think its time we took the yoke by the hand and participated in the marathon. It will mean a lot to someone, the funds raised will go all the way out to help people with cancer or even for research to lessen the chances of getting the disease. Count on me I will be there. What about you?

    Here is to a better living in Kuala lumpur.

    Living it all in Kuala Lumpur

  6. aiks teng, means i kena bake those muffins ka??? lol

    yes clemente, i shld be there

  7. no larh babe. last year, there were sponsorers who supplied free muffins...

  8. hi there, can I copy that poster to promote the event in my blog. Thanks :)

  9. sorry teng, i wont be there this weekend :(

    sure sherrina, i took it from 1.com :p

  10. Hi there. Sorry to inform that the banner has to be taken off from the website, with an instruction from the TerryFoxRun Canada. We have removed it from 1.com.my too. Enjoy the Run still! :)


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