Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Terry Fox run: finding cures for cancer

its' gotta keep going, without me
-Terry Fox

A: what's the best way to lose big fat calories while doing a charity?
Q: join the Terry Fox marathon.

Its this Sunday, at Lake Garden (zaza please don't oversleep) at 8.30 am.
For RM25.00 you will be supporting the Terry Fox Foundation, finding cures for cancer.
(Plus you'll be getting the cool t-shirt).

Who is this Terry Fox lah?
Cllick here for the Terry Fox website for the KL run.

Quoting abang Kenny: (tak sempat maaa nak compose sendiri)

...he's a Canadian who was 18 years old when he was first diagnosed with bone cancer. As a result of his disease, his right leg has to be chopped off and replaced with an artificial leg.

While in hospital, Terry Fox was touched by the suffering of his fellow cancer patients. He wanted to help them. In 1980, he made a resolution to run across Canada in order to inspire people and to raise fund for cancer research. Despite losing a leg, the then-22-year-old ultimately ran the distance of 42km EVERY DAY, for 143 consecutive days.

He called it the Marathon of Hope. The photo of him limping with a prosthetic leg, with vehicles following closely behind him, is the most iconic from the 1980s.

Terry Fox died one month short of his 23rd birthday, after he was forced to abandon his run due to failing health.

By then, everyone had heard of the cancer patient who ran with a prosthetic leg to cover an amazing distance of 5,373 km. His legacy led to the establishment of the Terry Fox Foundation and the Terry Fox Run, both of which were set up the same objectives as the Marathon of Hope.

To find the cure for cancer.

I'm wee busy today. I took half a day off for a big fat Mc Donalds brunch with my sister and am now expecting someone to collect a cheque from me. Yup people I'm buying myself a new RED laptop! Yay! Amidst the piling of mountain high, I still have time to copy and paste blog. Its all for a good cause what.
Thanks Pakdi, for putting it on the Friendster Bulletin, or else I won't know as well.
Thanks "abang" Kenny, for the details. I love your blog!! you're the best!


Nadia MY 31 October 2007 at 17:11:00 GMT+8  

the t-shirt is so cool. can i join and not run? lazy arsed maa...

non-parasite eve 31 October 2007 at 17:49:00 GMT+8  

can! =) the money will go to the foundation while you're sleeping at home,this sunday so i guess you're still be doing something charitable while you sleep. =) you still can pick up the t-shirt at midvalley.

mr k,  2 November 2007 at 23:02:00 GMT+8  

i wanna run with u.. (sambil nyanyi lagu run by snow patrol.)huhu

non-parasite eve 5 November 2007 at 17:49:00 GMT+8  

i wanna run with u too =P i will run to you or anywhere u want me to..

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