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TFRI News | September 30, 2019

2019 Terry Fox Run Challenge: TFRI research teams show immense support, raise over $80k for research

TFRI-funded researchers showed up in full force for the 39th annual Terry Fox Run, adding a splash of purple to run sites across the country and raising a whopping $79,143.69 (so far!) for cancer research. (UPDATE 15/10/2019: )

“It was great to see so many members of our research community come together to raise money for cancer research,” said Dr. Victor Ling, TFRI President and Scientific Director. "Although we are closing this year's challenge, we continue to accept donations and hope to raise even more money for cancer research."

In total, a record-breaking 33 TFRI teams participated in the Terry Fox Challenge, the friendly competition which pits research teams against each other to see which can raise the most funds. For the second year in a row, the Vancouver Prostate Centre team won the challenge, raising over $25,800 for cancer research. Second place went to the Canadian Oncolytic Virus Consortium (COVCo) team, which raised $15,210, and third went to the TFRI HQ team ($5825). A notable mention also goes out to Montreal Cancer Consortium, which participated in the run for the first time and raised over $5k for cancer research.

Notable individual fundraisers this year included Dr. Peter Black (Vancouver Prostate Centre), who raised an incredible $17,815, Dr. Rebecca Auer (COVCo) who raised $10,600. 

Dr. Ling was thrilled by the strong turnout and expressed his thanks to everyone who helped to make this year's team challenge and fundraising efforts so successful.  

The final numbers raised this year through the annual national run are not yet known. These numbers will be released by The Terry Fox Foundation at a later date.

Below is a summary list of the TFRI teams that participated in the run and team challenge (according to online records):

NOTE: Please send us team pictures or let us know if we missed your team by emailing us at info@tfri.ca.

British Columbia
Team CTRNet
Bloodrunners
Vancouver Prostate Centre
TFRI Headquarters
Pancreas Centre BC
Lung Team
PROFYLE Vancouver

Alberta
PROFYLE Calgary

Saskatchewan
PROFYLE Saskatoon

Manitoba
TFRI GBManitoba
PROFYLE Winnipeg

Ontario
PROFYLE Toronto
iTNT: ImmunoTherapy Network
TFRI The MAGICians
Stemness
COVCo Team
TFRI Team Hippo
TFRI – The Gang-sters
TFRI Hypoxia Tumour Microenvironment
TFRI-TNBC
Make Brain Tumours History
LFS Central
Lymphomaniacs
TFRI SRI

Quebec 
TFRI - Sarcoma Runners
TFRI - Labo Stagg
Imagia
Montreal Cancer Consortium
PROFYLE Montreal

New Brunswick
TFRI - Team Reiman

Nova Scotia
BHCRI Team for Cancer Research
PROFYLE Halifax

Newfoundland
PROFYLE St. John's

Photos

Vancouver_PurpleShirts

Research teams pose for a group shot at the Terry Fox Run in Stanley Park (Vancouver)

Singh_TeamShot

The Make Brain Tumours History Team led by Dr. Sheila Sing poses with MP Pam Damoff (wearing the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network jersey) in Oakville, ON.

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The Montreal Cancer Consortium team poses for a shot during the Terry Fox Run in Montreal.

Bloodrunners

Blooderunners team led by Dr. Aly Karsan in Stanley Park (Vancouver).

COVCo_TeamShot

COVCo team poses during the Terry Fox Run in Ottawa.

Hypoxia_TeamShot

The TFRI Tumour Microenvironment team poses in Toronto.

Imagia_TeamShot

The Imagia Team poses for a picture during the Terry Fox Run in Montreal. 

PROFYLE_MultipleTeams

A collage of the multiple Terry Fox PROFYLE teams that participated in runs across the country. 

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Dr. Mathieu Lupien's Triple Negative Breast Cancer Team poses during a run in Toronto.

TFRI - Vancouver Prostate Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Cancer team led by Dr. Peter Black pose in Stanley Park (Vancouver). The team won the Terry Fox Challenge for the second year in a row!

Kridel_TeamShot

Dr. Robert Kridel and his Lymphomaniacs pose before they run in Toronto.

Hippo_TeamShots

Members of Team Hippo also pose in Toronto.

Vancouver_TFRITeamShot

The TFRI Headquarters team led by Dr. Victor Ling poses before the run in Stanley Park (Vancouver)

Veronique Ouellet and Family

Dr. Veronique Ouellet and her family get ready for the run in Montreal.