Sunday, November 13, 2011

Terry Fox Run KL 2011

The participants were delighted hearing the announcement at 9:00 a.m. They have been standing or sitting for quite some time eagerly waiting for some actions. While I walked slowly to the center of Padang Merbuk with the rest, the announcer said, “Many years ago, a Canadian was diagnosed with leg cancer and eventually has to amputate his right leg. In this fight against cancer, he started to run marathons – with only the good leg – to raise funds for the cancer research in hope of better tomorrow for other unfortunates. In one of the marathons, before the completion of the run, he collapsed and died: the cancer has spread to other parts of his body. He was only 22 years old then. He is the legendary Terry Fox!”

Do click here to view photos taken by yours truly (KC).

 Padang Merbuk, Kuala Lumpur on a sunny Sunday morning, 13 Nov 2011 for Terry Fox Run - Kuala Lumpur

Today, his dream lives on with good support from the public.
According to the announcement on that sunny Sunday morning, 13 Nov 2011, twelve thousands (12, 000) T-shirts are being sold in support of the Terry Fox Run. The funds would channel to the local cancer research centre.
We wish that with the additional funds (whatever the amount is) and moral support, more cancer patients would benefit from it.

One runner that I know and that has contributed much is CK Mak. He actively promoted the sales of Terry Fox T-shirts – for awareness and a direct contribution of funds of the project. He made special trips to Bukit Aman car park on Sunday mornings knowing that many of the Pacesetters runners would be there to support the event. He even went to other shopping complexes to promote the sales of the T-shirts. Hats off to CK MAK!

 A pre-run aerobic exercise performed by cancer patients (who have recovered)

 Wendy ... looking in vain for CK Mak for the T-shirt that she has bought. This is no easy task considering that there are thousands of participants.

 The ballon arch is the starting/ending point. Since this run is non-competition in nature... all runners just walk pass the starting line in an harmonious manner

 Very good turn-outs -- it is just not possible to run with so many participants.

 At Persiaran Salahuddin somewhere near Istana Selangor ... a favourite route of Pacesetters Club runners

 At the Monument area

Along Jalan Parliament before returning to Padang Merbuk, Kuala Lumpur

Posted by KC Leong

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