Record Numbers for Terry Fox Run 2015
During the spring and summer of 1980, on one good leg and one prosthetic leg, Terry Fox ran more than halfway across Canada, a total of 3,339 miles, logging nearly a marathon a day over 143 days, and through his Marathon of Hope raised more than $23 million for cancer research. On the 143rd day, he was forced to stop; the cancer that took his leg had spread to his lungs and would kill him in the summer of 1981 at age 22. Each year since, on a Sunday in September, Terry Fox Runs have been held, growing to more than 4,000 venues in 56 nations. These noncompetitive 5Ks and 10Ks, along with other efforts by the Terry Fox Foundation, have raised close to $370 million.”
Five years after the original race the school had record numbers.This year we had a record turnout of 2,680 participants from 29 schools and institutions.
The Terry Fox run was flagged off today by Maj. Gen. S.S. Sabharwal G.O.C. sub-area Uttarakhand. Also present on the occasion were: Assistant Headmaster, The Doon School, Mr. P.K. Nair; the Austrian Ambassador Bernhardt Wrabetz; Chairpersons of the Indo-Canadian cancer research foundation and the Terry Fox Run, Ms. Shawn Reinacres and Mr. Gurmeet Singh an old boy of the school; and along with them were Mr. Jeff Collier and Brian Anderson of the High Commission of Canada.