Terry Fox Run 2013
September is the time that students get engaged with the York community in a meaningful, lively way, as well as increasing cancer’s awareness on campus to keep Terry Fox’s spirit alive. It is the time of the annual Terry Fox Run at York University.
The Terry Fox Run returns this year on September 15th, 2013. This annual run has become tradition at York and throughout the years has grown in popularity. The run is non-competitive, with no minimum pledge required. The goal of the run is to raise money and awareness for cancer research while spreading the story of Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope. York University has held the run since 1992 and hopes that this year will be as great as any. The event is open to the public, all the York students and staff, community groups, as well as neighboring residences around York University
The run will kick off at 9:30am to 12:00pm on Sunday at the Life Science Building Courtyard. The route is planned to be 5km long and will be accessible, allowing all participants to explore the campus and beyond. The details of route are to be confirmed so it’s best to keep an eye on yorkisu.ca for updates. During the run, York Is U volunteers and coordinators will be there assisting the runners and motivating them throughout the day. Water and food will be provided by York Is U to keep runners energized. After completion of the run participants receive the Terry Fox Certificate to show off their accomplishment!
Last year’s outcome for the run was tremendous, this year the hope is to increase both the number of participants and the amount of money raised. On top of that, the goal is to provide York students the opportunity to engage within the vibrant student community at York, build a sense of belonging on campus and help students earn Torch Points for their colleges. And of course this year, the same as every year, the ultimate goal is to keep Terry’s inspiring story alive and to continue this great Canadian tradition.
And don’t forget about the Great Canadian Hair-Do on September 12th, 2013 at Vari Hall. The event starts at 10am and ends at 4pm. Again, this event is open to the members of the York and surrounding community. Crazy hair-dos, games, and food are some of the things expected from this event. The Great Canadian Hair-Do is an opportunity to come out and have fun while raising awareness and money for cancer research. Are you brave enough to shave?
If you would like to volunteer for this event, please use the form below.
Please note that ALL volunteers must attend Terry Fox Volunteer Orientation. Only those who do the training are qualified to volunteer. If you miss the training, we still welcome you to participate. There are two proposed date:
1)Tuesday, 12:30PM – 2PM : 010 Vanier College Senior Common Room (basement)
2)Friday, 10:30AM – 12PM: Harry Crowe Room – 109 Atkinson Building
Please come out and join us! If you have any questions please contact Events Ambassador Ariel Phan.
This event is lead by :
Core Events Ambassador – Ariel Phan
For more information contact Ariel Phan at: firstname.lastname@example.org.