All the proceeds will be used to finance Vietnam’s projects on cancer research, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CanCham) in HCM City said at the launching ceremony on October 6.
Anony Nezic, co-chairman of the Terry Fox Run Vietnam, said the event has raised around one million USD over the past more than 20 years. The sum was used for projects on child cancer research in Vietnam, jointly implemented by CanCham, Terry Fox Vietnam, the British Columbia University in Canada, and the HCM City University of Medicine and Pharmacy.
Last year, the run raised 1.9 billion VND (83,600 USD), which was used to fund a project on cancer research at the Nhi Dong 2 Hospital in HCM City.
Terry Fox Run is a non-competitive charity event held annually in numerous countries throughout the globe to commemorate Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, who made a Marathon of Hope across Canada to raise funds for cancer research in 1980 after losing his leg to osteosarcoma.
To date, more than 750 million USD has been collected over the world for cancer research.