20th Terry Fox Run to Take Place at Zagreb’s Lake Jarun on September 29

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ZAGREB, September 9, 2019 – The 20th edition of the Terry Fox Run charity event, which seeks to raise funds for cancer research, will take place at Lake Jarun in Zagreb on September 29, the organisers announced earlier this week.

In the last 20 years, the Terry Fox Run has become the longest-running humanitarian drive in Croatia, substantially contributing to cancer diagnostics, treatment and research in the country.

This non-competitive event takes place every year in honour of young Canadian athlete Terry Fox, who lost a leg to cancer. In an effort to raise money for cancer treatment, in 1980 he embarked on a run across Canada, which he called the Marathon of Hope. He ran 143 days, covering 42 km a day, but failed to finish the run because the disease came back, claiming his life at 22. In his memory, the Fox family launched a drive to raise money for the fight against cancer, which is held every year in Canada and over 60 countries across the world, including Croatia.

The Marathon of Hope is organised by the Canadian Embassy and the MPG agency in cooperation with the Croatian Cancer Society, Zagreb Holding, the Hotel Esplanade Zagreb and the XOXO agency.

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