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 http://www.terryfox.org/run/teams/. 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
iTNT: ImmunoTherapy Network
TFRI The MAGICians
TFRI Team Hippo
TFRI – The Gang-sters
TFRI Hypoxia Program
The Hydra Killers
TFRI Team Rottapel for Terry
Calvin's Blood Cell Crew
Vancouver Prostate Centre
Pancreas Centre BC
TFRI – Sarcoma Research
TFRI Cancer Research Training Program
Reiman Research Lab
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).
Researchers 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.
The TFRI Pancreas Centre BC team at the Stanley Park Run (Vancouver)
Researchers from the GCRC Foxtrotters team run in Montreal.
Researchers from the Montreal Cancer Consortium sub-project led by Dr. Ian Watson pose after the run in Montreal.