In a show of solidarity with cancer patients, His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, dropped in at the Terry Fox Run, yesterday.
The event is a charity race that is primarily designed to support cancer research centres. The race saw massive participation with about 4500 people taking part in the run. The event is categorised as one of the most popular in the UAE and has avid support from a strong contingent of sponsors.
The charity race has been held since the last decade, being conducted regularly every year. The run is also instrumental in raising awareness about cancer, in addition to enhancing cooperative ventures between the community and institutions, not to mention that the proceeds from the race go into developing funds for cancer research.
Also in attendance during the race were Sheikh Omer bin Saqr Al Qasimi; Marcy Grossman, Consul-General of Canada in Dubai; Dr. Akima Umezawa, Consul-General of Japan in Dubai and several Sheikhs, heads of departments and fans.
The race has been named in the honor of Terrance Stanley “Terry” Fox, who was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian and cancer research activist, while himself being a victim of the dreaded disease. He left behind a rich legacy that still endures in the form of this popular race.