The 9th Terry Fox Run: Marathon of Hope
The 9th Annual Marathon of Hope or The Terry Fox Run was held on 22nd April 2018. The run is held to raise awareness about cancer and also generate monetary contribution for cancer research. The money raised is given to AIIMS, New Delhi for cancer research. A total of 2300 participants including the 40 specially abled from Raphael ran/walked the marathon. Mr. Matthew Raggett, Headmaster of The Doon School and Mr. A.K Singh, Director of Mind and a senior doctor of Max Hospital flagged off the marathon. Earlier Mr. Gurmeet Singh, Chairman of the Terry Fox Foundation, Dr. Vimal Pandita, senior Oncologist at Max Hospital and Aryan Bhatacharjee, a student of The Doon School addressed the gathering. A total of 35 schools and NGOs participated in the marathon, some of which are: St. Kabeer, Ecole Global, Hopetown, Kasiga, Himjyoti, RIMC, Welham Boys, Unison, Selaqui, Welham Girls, Dandapur and Mulookchand Village schools, Bindal Vatika, Sapera Basti, Eco Task Force, Doon School, Asian School, Olympus High.