Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Terry Fox run- we run to outrun cancer!

Had the opportunity to join the TERRY FOX RUN 2011 – my second time now…
To those out there yang blur-blur about Terry Fox, here’s a summary I googled:

Terry Fox was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) in his right leg in 1977 and had his leg amputated 15 cm (six inches) above the knee. While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He called his journey the Marathon of Hope.

Terry's Marathon of Hope took place in 1980 with the simple objective of informing Canadians of the importance of finding a cure for cancer. With fierce determination, he ran an average of 42 kilometres (26 miles) every day for 143 days. Terry was forced to end his run on September 1, 1980 when the cancer spread to his lungs.

So in the survival spirit of Terry Fox, we now still continue to run to support his cause :)

Overall it was great fun; we ran 5km around central KL in the hottest sun ever!
Congrats to my gals Sya and Huda for making it to the run this year :)

Also to my other gurlfrenssss who managed to grab the t-shirts (RM30 each) , which indirectly means that you have donated to the cause of cancer…

Oooohhhh, the crowd at the run was superb!
We had a quick dancerobic before we ran – well we mostly jogged and walked anyways :P
(tapi one of us did contemplate to hail a cab back to Padang Merbok half way thru the route
Guess who..hahahah :P  )

Hehehe, but nevertheless we sweated and finished the advanced course, and managed not to be the last runner thru!
***A pat to the back for us *** LOL

After the run, we got some free roti jagung, mineral water and MILO…
But the queue for the MILO van was like a mile long, so we decided not to wait…bayar jelah RM1.70 kat kedai mamak hahahah

Enjoy the pics…insyaAllah we will be frequenting the run in the future…join us next year ya?

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