About The Terry Fox Foundation

The Terry Fox Foundation is an international organization whose mission is to maintain the vision and principles of Terry Fox while raising money for cancer research through the annual Terry Fox Runs, School Runs and other fundraising initiatives. To date, over $850 million has been raised worldwide in Terry Fox’s name to fund the most promising and innovative research.


Why do the funds have to go to cancer research and not patient care?

Terry Fox undertook his Marathon of Hope to raise funds for cancer research, moved by his experience in the cancer ward. With Terry, we believe that cancer research leads to improved health outcomes for cancer patients. In the long run, we believe this process brings more hope to, and helps more patients, than supporting immediate patient care.

How do we choose which research/project to fund?

Cancer research is an essential and expensive enterprise. To make an impact, funds go into well-designed and scientifically valid projects with measurable milestones, rather than simply donating to a local cancer hospital. It is only through aggregation of smaller individual donations raised in Terry’s name, that together we have the opportunity to have impact. When funds raised do merit inviting a specific proposal, look for existing research collaborations with Canadian researchers. In some regions like the UAE, Vietnam and Singapore, we have MOUs in place that allow partner universities to invite cancer research proposals from their own researchers.

Where do the funds raised from events/activities in Hong Kong go?

All funds raised from events/activities in Hong Kong support local research projects.  The funds are awarded to two local cancer research projects in Hong Kong, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong Oncology Research Department in support of a new biomarker-driven approach for the clinical trial of the most common type of liver cancer and the University of Hong Kong to test over 4,000 individuals for the International Lung Cancer Screening Study Consortium to obtain data for clinical guidelines.

How do we know the funds raised are being used wisely?

For accountability, Terry Fox Foundation asks for scientific progress reports one year after the project start date to ensure that the funds are being well invested and as appropriate, to approve continued funding for multi-year projects.

Hear directly from our beneficiaries on how your donation support cure-oriented, biomedical cancer research projects locally in Hong Kong!


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