One of the world’s original Terry Fox Runs, this event alone has raised more than CAD 11 million for cancer research since 1981
Toronto, Canada, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons invites runners, walkers, riders and skaters to join Chairman and Founder Isadore Sharp and hundreds of Four Seasons corporate and hotel employees and their families and friends 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 39 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 will run, walk, ride and skate through 2 km, 5 km and 10 km routes on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Four Seasons employees and their families and friends will volunteer by registering runners, serving food and refreshments, and helping with the children’s play area.
Broadcaster Maurie Sherman from radio station Kiss 92.5 will emcee the event again this year during the opening ceremonies beginning at 8:30 am, and fitness and preventative health expert Kiran Kalsi Malik will lead the warm-up ahead of the 9:00 am official start.
Participants, volunteers and their families will enjoy entertainment by FreePlay Duo, 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 2019 – Wilket Creek, Toronto (Leslie Street north of Eglinton Avenue East) on Facebook and Instagram.
Realising Terry’s Dream
More than CAD 440,000 was raised in the 2018 Terry Fox Run at Wilket Creek, with more than CAD 11 million 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.
Additional events organised by Four Seasons hotels and resorts around the world also support cancer research and care in their own communities.
The Marathon of Hope Continues
Terry Fox inspired Canadians with his 1980 Marathon of Hope, Isadore Sharp personally pledged to Terry’s cause and wrote to 999 other Canadian executives urging them to support cancer research. Sadly Terry succumbed to the disease the following year. The first Terry Fox Run was organised by Sharp and Four Seasons and held in 1981, 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.
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Source: Four Seasons Hotels & Resort