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TFRI News | October 22, 2021

Terry Fox Run Challenge: Researchers break fundraising record, raise nearly $125k for research

Scientists and clinicians funded by the TFRI showed up in full force for this year’s Terry Fox Run, raising over $124,565 for cancer research and setting a new fundraising record for the Terry Fox Run Challenge, the friendly competition which pits research teams against each other to see which can raise the most funds.

“It was great to see so many members of our research community come together virtually to raise money for cancer research,” said Dr. Jim Woodgett, TFRI President and Scientific Director. "Although we couldn't come together physically this year, it was truly humbling to see so many researchers participating in the event and sharing photos and videos of their run."

In total, 26 TFRI teams participated in the challenge, and collectively raised over $20k more than last year.

“This achievement speaks volumes to our collaborative efforts to realize Terry’s dream to cure cancer,” said Dr. Woodgett.

TERRY FOX CHALLENGE UPDATE: The winner of this year's challenge was the Vancouver Prostate Centre team, which raised a whopping $22,460 for cancer research. A close second place went to the COVCo team, which raised $21,726. The TFRI HQ team came in third, raising $10,655. 

2021 Terry Fox Run Photos


2021 Terry Fox Run: Participating teams

  • TFRI Headquarters
  • TFRI – Pancreas Centre BC
  • TFRI - Vancouver Prostate Centre
  • PRO-LUNG Team
  • TFRI Team Hippo
  • Bloodrunners
  • Lymphomania
  • iTNT: immunoTherapy NeTwork
  • Stemness
  • TFRI – Hypoxia TME
  • TFRI – O’Reilly Lab
  • TFRI – Sickkids New Investigators! 
  • Diamandis Brain-iacs
  • COVCo
  • TFRI – Oncometabolism
  • Imagia
  • TFRI - Reiman
  • Saint John Run Site
  • Atlantic Cancer Consortium
  • TFRI – Team Porphysome