From The Ismaili, by Karim Halani
It was the day of the Dubai Terry Fox Run, an annual event where families, friends, young and old, of various nationalities, come together to raise funds for cancer research. Its success is in part due to the help of many volunteers, including the Ismaili Volunteers and the Aga Khan Scouts and Guides Band.
Terry Fox was a Canadian who at the tender age of 18 was diagnosed with bone cancer. While in hospital for treatment, he was overwhelmed by the number of children suffering from cancer, and the lack of research on the disease. In order to raise awareness of cancer and the need for research, he began a cross-country “Marathon of Hope.”
Earlier related post and photographs at Ismailimail: February 15, 2008, Aga Khan Scouts & Guides band leading Terry Fox Run in Dubai – 14th Terry Fox Run Dubai show began fabulously – 2008 Dubai Terry Fox Run – Aga Khan Scouts & Guides band to lead