Dear Alumni Community,
I am sure many of you remember the Terry Fox Run at the beginning of the year at AISB. Personally, I liked those editions when we went to run or walk at the frost in front of the school, but running around the school is OK, also, because the most important thing is get together with all our amazing community and raise funds for cancer research.
The event is happening on Saturday, September 10th, 2022, at 09:00AM. We will open the doors from 08:30. After the warm-up and welcoming of the community, we will go on a run or walk around the School and afterwards we will picnic at the Central Park. This is sun amazing opportunity for all our community to meet old and new friends, connect and enjoy a day in fantastic company.
All members of AISB Community are invited. If you are in Bucharest, please join us. You will need to announce your visit beforehand, your name and names of your family members, if you are bringing any.
We are looking for food vendors, to donate food at the picnic. The proceeds will all go to the fund raise for cancer research. If you have or know of a food-related business who is willing to partner with us in the “Marathon of Hope”, please get in touch with us. We would be very grateful!
See you at AISB Saturday morning, September 10th, 2022 from 09:00 onwards!
Terry Fox and the Marathon of Hope
In 1977, at the age of 19, Terry Fox was diagnosed with bone cancer on his right leg. His leg was amputated 10cm above his knee. During his hospitalization, Terry was so overwhelmed by the suffering of cancer patients that he decided to cross Canada in order to raise money for cancer research. His journey was named The Marathon of Hope.
On the 12th of April 1980, Terry Fox started his race across Canada. His purpose was to raise 2 million dollars to help researchers find a new treatment for cancer. He took on an astonishing task, having to run almost an entire marathon every day, for a continuous 144 days.
On the 1st of September 1980, having run 5,000 km, Terry was forced to end his race because the cancer began to spread throughout his entire body. On June 28th 1981, Terry Fox passed away, only a month away of his 23-year birthday.
Even though he did not fulfill his mission of crossing Canada, Terry Fox exceeded his initial goal of raising 2 million dollars. In reality, he raised over 24 million dollars and, to date, over 600 million dollars has been raised through Terry Fox Runs which take place all over the world with the purpose of advancing cancer research.
On July 10th 1980, after he was forced to end his Marathon of Hope due to the invasive cancer, Terry Fox declared “Even if I don’t finish, others must go forward. The race must go on without me…”
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