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TFRI News | July 26, 2019

TFRI Launches 2019 Terry Fox Run Challenge

Every year, the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) organizes the Terry Fox Run Challenge, a friendly contest in which our research teams compete against each other to see which can raise more funds for the Terry Fox Foundation. 

In 2018, TFRI-funded researchers rose up to the challenge in full force, raising a whopping $90,399.45 for cancer research. This number marked a 63 per cent increase in donations from 2017.

Following this tradition, the TFRI is proud to launch the 2019 Terry Fox Run Challenge. Our goal for this year is to surpass the amount of money raised in 2018.

The year's Terry Fox Run will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15 in locations across the country. Researchers will be easily identifiable thanks to their flashy purple t-shirts.

Researchers wanting to register their own teams can do so at We'd also like to invite anyone to join or donate to the TFRI Headquarters team captained by Dr. Victor Ling, and welcome anyone who has already joined our growing team.


2018 Terry Fox Run Challenge Participants 

GCRC Foxtrotters

iTNT: ImmunoTherapy Network
COVCo Team
TFRI Team Hippo
TFRI – The Gang-sters
TFRI Hypoxia Program
The Hydra Killers
TFRI Team Rottapel for Terry
LFS Central
Calvin's Blood Cell Crew

British Columbia
Vancouver Prostate Centre
TFRI Headquarters
Pancreas Centre BC
TFRI – Sarcoma Research
Lung Team

Nova Scotia
TFRI Cancer Research Training Program

New Brunswick
Reiman Research Lab


Headquarters Team
 A group of purple-clad researchers pose with members of the TFRI headquarters team at the start line of the Terry Fox Run in Stanley Park (Vancouver).

TFRI GBMResearchers from the Glioblastoma PPG Team led by Dr. Sheila Singh (McMaster) pose at the Oakville run in Ontario.

The Lymphomaniacs led by TFRI New Investigator Dr. Robert Kridel pose before the run in Ontario. 

TFRI Pancreas Centre BC
The TFRI Pancreas Centre BC team at the Stanley Park Run (Vancouver)

GRC Foxtrotters 2
Researchers from the GCRC Foxtrotters team run in Montreal.

MCC Team
Researchers from the Montreal Cancer Consortium sub-project led by Dr. Ian Watson pose after the run in Montreal.