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Run for Hope with the Four Seasons The Westcliff

Run for Hope with the Four Seasons The Westcliff

The Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff organises a race 'Run for Hope' for the benefit of The Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa (CHOC). The race will take place on Sunday 8 September 2019 at 7:30.

All Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts around the world hold an annual charity event, in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, to raise money for cancer research. Four Seasons Hotel The Wescliff has organised their own Terry Fox Run, called Run for Hope. In 2016, R65 000 was raised and in 2017, R95 000 was raised. For the 3rd year in a row, all proceeds for Run for Hope will go to CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa, and in 2018, R225 000.00 was raised.

Terry Fox was a Canadian athlete and cancer research activist who had one leg amputated in 1980. To raise money and awareness for cancer research, he decided to run the length of Canada, in what he called the Marathon of Hope. His run inspired Isadore Sharp, founder of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, who had lost a son to cancer in 1979. Sharp pledged $10 000 and challenged other Canadian corporations to get involved.

During his run, Terry was hospitalised and so was unable to complete his Marathon of Hope. In hospital he was contacted by Sharp, who wanted to hold an annual run in Terry's name to raise funds for cancer research. Today, the Terry Fox Run involves millions of participants in more than 60 countries and it is the world’s biggest one-day fundraiser for cancer research.

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