RAS AL KHAIMAH, 22nd February, 2019 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, attended the Terry Fox Run on Friday, a charity race to support cancer research centres.
Some 4,500 people took part in the Run, which has become one of the most popular events nationwide, amid enormous participation its the sponsors.
Held for the 10th year in a row, the Run also aims to boost solidarity between institutions and the community to encourage the raising of funds for cancer research.
Among others present were Sheikh Omer bin Saqr Al Qasimi; Marcy Grossman, Consul-General of Canada in Dubai; Dr. Akima Umezawa, Consul-General of Japan in Dubai and a number of Sheikhs, heads of departments, and fans.
Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox (28th July, 1958 - 28th June, 1981), after whom the race has been named, was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced Fox to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373 km (3,339 miles), and ultimately cost him his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy.