Terry Fox-funded researchers across Canada donned purple shirts for the 43rd annual Terry Fox Run in September and raised more than $156,000 for cancer research. This is the second-highest funding result of the friendly Terry Fox Run Challenge, where researchers join forces to see which team can raise the most money for cancer research.
"Year after year, we are in awe of the incredible support from cancer researchers,” says Jim Woodgett, TFRI President and Scientific Director. “Seeing the countless purple shirts on Run Day reaffirms our commitment to realizing Terry's vision of ending cancer through research, and we’re extremely grateful to our funded scientists and their families and friends for their contributions to both research and fundraising."
Terry Fox Run Challenge
This year, a total of 23 TFRI and Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network (MOHCCN) teams participated. The Vancouver Prostate Centre team captained by Dr. Peter Black once again claimed the top spot, raising $65,204. The CovCo team secured a second-place finish, raising $29,965, followed by Team OICR, with $10,055.
2023 Terry Fox Run: Participating teams
Atlantic Cancer Consortium
TFRI – PROFYLE National Team
TFRI – Hypoxia TME
TFRI – Team Porphysome
TFRI - Vancouver Prostate Centre
TFRI - Team HIPPO
TFRI – Oncometabolism
TFRI: Prairie Cancer Research Consortium Team
Zeal against NETs