Ho Chi Minh City to run for cancer

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The Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research will return to Ho Chi Minh City this Sunday, the Consulate General of Canada said in a press release on Monday.

The 14th annual run starts at 8 a.m. near Crescent Plaza, Phu My Hung Urban Area, District 7. The five-kilometer, non-competitive race is open to the public, as is the after-party and picnic.

More than 7,000 people attended the run in HCMC last year, raising VND730 million (US$37,400) for cancer research.

Terry Fox Run, which has now become a world event, was founded in 1981 in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, who had his leg cut off above the knee at the age of 18 because of cancer. Fox then ran 5,300 kilometers across Canada to increase awareness and raise money for cancer research.

This year's run in HCMC has been organized by the Consulate General of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the HCMC Union of Friendship Organization and the Canadian International School.

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