Terry Fox Run
I've been meaning to register Antiflux in corporate challenge events for a few years now. This year is the 25th anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope and they have a non-corporate team category, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity. If you live in Vancouver, you should join the Antiflux team and come to the Stanley Park run site. Otherwise, I invite you to pledge to the Antiflux team.
This promises to be the largest Terry Fox Run ever, so you should come out. I'd like to quote the team challenge organizer's handbook that I received in the mail today.
- Over 87 cents of every dollar goes directly towards cancer research.
- Only 24 staff across Canada service over 6000 sites.
- 52 countries around the world host Terry Fox Runs, including Cuba, China, Ireland and the USA.
- 2nd largest non-governmental founder of cancer research in Canada.
- $360 million has been raised for cancer research since 1980.
- Several cancers are now considered "curable" including Hodgkin's Disease, childhood leukemia, and testicular cancer. Other cancers such as prostate, breast, colon, and kidney show good decline in the mortality rates.
- Prostate cancer death rates fell by 15% between 1991 and 2000.
- Overall cancer death rates for women, excluding lung cancer have declined by 15% since 1974.
- Overall survival rates jumped from 43% in 1979 to 64% in 2000.
- For the 2004/05 period The Terry Fox Foundation contributed $18.7 million for cancer research grants in Canada.
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