x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Thousands run for Terry Fox

Rain could not keep away thousands of people at the annual Terry Fox charity run.

Rain could not keep away thousands of people at the annual Terry Fox charity run, with more than 5,000 people turning out at Dubai's Al Mamzar Park. Participants stayed dry under colourful umbrellas as they ran, walked, cycled, rollerbladed and rolled in wheelchairs in the largest one-day fund-raiser for cancer research. The event is held worldwide to commemorate Fox, a Canadian who, despite losing most of his right leg to cancer, set out to run across Canada at the age of 21 to raise money for research. Money from the Dubai run will support research at the UAE University in Al Ain.