The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) has launched its 2020 Terry Fox Run Challenge, an annual event in which our research teams look to claim top honours by raising the most funds for cancer research.
Last year, a record-breaking 33 teams participated in the challenge, raising over $90,500 for cancer research. We hope the 2020 Terry Fox Run Challenge will repeat or exceed the tremendous results from last year!
2020: A special year
2020 is a very special year for the TFRI. In addition to it being the 40th Anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope, it is also the year in which we will begin operationalizing our pan-Canadian precision medicine projects: the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network and the Digital Health and Discovery Platform. These two projects, along with our ongoing investments in cancer research, will help to transform the Canadian cancer landscape, much like Terry’s run did 40 years ago.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Terry Fox Run will be held virtually for the first time in its history. A special theme One Day, Your Way! encourages participants to be creative with their run. Take a stroll around your neighbourhood, backyard, down the street or around the block, and consider taking lots of pictures and videos to show your support to cancer research.
While we will not come together in person, we will unite in spirit!
Researchers may register their own teams 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 Marlene Manson.
2019 Terry Fox Run Challenge
The following teams participated in the 2019 challenge:
Vancouver Prostate Centre
Pancreas Centre BC
iTNT: ImmunoTherapy Network
TFRI The MAGICians
TFRI Team Hippo
TFRI – The Gang-sters
TFRI Hypoxia Tumour Microenvironment
Make Brain Tumours History
TFRI - Sarcoma Runners
TFRI - Labo Stagg
Montreal Cancer Consortium
TFRI - Team Reiman
BHCRI Team for Cancer Research
PROFYLE St. John's
Research teams pose for a group shot at the Terry Fox Run in Stanley Park (Vancouver)
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.
The Montreal Cancer Consortium team poses for a shot during the Terry Fox Run in Montreal.
Blooderunners team led by Dr. Aly Karsan in Stanley Park (Vancouver).
COVCo team poses during the Terry Fox Run in Ottawa.
The TFRI Tumour Microenvironment team poses in Toronto.
The Imagia Team poses for a picture during the Terry Fox Run in Montreal.
A collage of the multiple Terry Fox PROFYLE teams that participated in runs across the country.
Dr. Mathieu Lupien's Triple Negative Breast Cancer Team poses during a run in Toronto.
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!
Dr. Robert Kridel and his Lymphomaniacs pose before they run in Toronto.
Members of Team Hippo also pose in Toronto.
The TFRI Headquarters team led by Dr. Victor Ling poses before the run in Stanley Park (Vancouver)
Dr. Veronique Ouellet and her family get ready for the run in Montreal.