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Friday, 4 August 2017

10th Cancer care run, 2nd September 2017

10th Cancer care run, 2nd September 2017


The 10th Cancer care run, 2nd September 2017 is coming up this Saturday 2nd September. Start and finish will be at the Nathon pier area, in front of the post office and near the Seatran pier. As always, this charity event will be organized by the Four Seasons Resort on Koh Samui.

The distances on offer are a 2km fun run, a 5km and 10km race, with prices for the first three finishers in each age category and tombola prices for all who have tickets.
Start of the races will be around 6am.

10th Cancer care run, 2nd September 2017

10th Cancer care run, 2nd September 2017

Since 2011 I was able to participate in six consecutive events and it looks like I can add event number seven this year! I'm looking forward to that!

10th Cancer care run, 2nd September 2017

10th Cancer care run, 2nd September 2017; the flyer for this years event has a picture of me at the start from one of their earlier races.

It is a charity event and all proceed will go towards improvement of cancer treatment. The race is inspired by Terry Fox's Marathon of hope in 1980. With one leg amputated he planned on running from east - west cross Canada to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373 kilometers (3,339 mi), and ultimately cost him his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy. The annual Terry Fox Run, first held in 1981, has grown to involve millions of participants in over 60 countries and is now the world's largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research; over C$650 million has been raised in his name.

10th Cancer care run, 2nd September 2017

10th Cancer care run, 2nd September 2017; This years route.

This is where the Four Seasons come in. The hotel chain originated in Canada and during Terry's marathon of hope, he was often invited to stay over in Four Seasons resorts.

Fox arrived in Montreal on June 22, one-third of the way through his 8,000-kilometre (5,000 mi) journey, having collected over $200,000 in donations. Around this time, Terry Fox's run caught the attention of Isadore Sharp who was the founder and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts – and who had lost a son to melanoma in 1978 just a year after Terry's diagnosis. Sharp was intrigued by the story of a one-legged kid "trying to do the impossible" and run across the country; so he offered food and accommodation at his hotels en route. When Terry was discouraged because so few people were making donations, Sharp pledged $2 a mile [to the run] and persuaded close to 1,000 other corporations to do the same. Sharp's encouragement persuaded Terry to continue with the Marathon of Hope. 

Hope to see you come Saturday 2nd September, at 6am at the Nathon pier starting point.

For any further information, please contact the Four Seasons Resort on Koh Samui;  077 243 000

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