ABU DHABI — The Abu Dhabi leg of the community event and cancer research fundraiser, the Terry Fox Run, is set to take place on the Abu Dhabi Corniche on February 17.
The Run, now in its 17th year in the Capital, is held under the patronage of Shaikh Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Advisor to the President. The Terry Fox Run, also known as ‘The Marathon of Hope’, gives cancer patients the hope that one day, a cure, or even prevention, for cancer will be found.
The Run plays a major role in supporting medical research that is not only helping to raise cancer awareness among the community, but is also financially contributing to research conducted here in the UAE. The UAE plays an important part in the accelerating search for the cure and prevention of cancer, thanks to the efforts of the annual Terry Fox Runs held in Abu Dhabi along with other cities in the UAE.
On the day, the programme will begin at 7am. A 15-minute aerobic session will help warm-up the crowd, and the 40-member Abu Dhabi Police band will play the UAE national anthem before the Run begins.
The Run will kick off from the Abu Dhabi Corniche (a.k.a.: the Fanzone) to the car park near the Corniche Hospital, and back. People can walk, run, roller-skate or skateboard, and the course is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. However, cycling will not be permitted due to safety precautions. Registration begins at 7am and the Run itself will start at 10am. Cash and cheque donations are accepted on the event day. —