Terry Fox Marathon in Cuba on March 14

havana-live-terry-fox-marathonHAVANA,6 Mar. (acn) In a new opportunity to keep alive the legacy of Terry Fox, the 17th edition of the Marathon of Hope in honor of the young Canadian cancer victim will be held on next March 14th throughout Cuba.

Yves Gagnon, Canadian Ambassador to the Caribbean nation, expressed in the International Press Center in this city proud to share with Cubans -for a second time for him, the experience of an event full of love and solidarity.
Thanks to the cooperation of the authorities and the people, he said, this race is the largest of its kind outside my country, demonstrating that Terry’s sacrifice was not in vain.

Fox suffered the amputation of his right leg six inches above the knee, at 18 years old, and with prosthesis he ran 42 kilometres daily for 143 consecutive days. His spirit of never giving up in the battle against this deadly disease encourages Cubans each year to take the streets, either to run or walk, thus showing that we can fight cancer through exercise.
Carlos Gattorno, director of Marabana / Maracuba project, said that this event is a celebration of life, to share with family and friends, children, youth, adults, elderly or disabled.

The Marathon of Hope will be participatory and will take place in all municipalities, rural and mountainous population centers of the country, and will be initiated simultaneously at 10:00 am by Radio Reloj station.

In Havana, the start and finish will be at Kid Chocolate multipurpose room, occasion when once again it will be paid tribute to the memory of Terry Fox, who made a great sacrifice to raise money in the fight against cancer, ailment that caused his death at just 22.