CISS Terry Fox Run 2018
Once again, CISS will be holding its Terry Fox Run Day, which will be on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018. Money raised from this event will go to support cancer research projects in Vietnam, through coordination by the Terry Fox Foundation in Canada.
Our primary source of raising funds in the fight against cancer is the sale of Terry Fox t-shirts. These shirts are designed by the Terry Fox Foundation in Canada and changed each year. This year, we are selling the TEAM CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SYSTEM Terry Fox shirt for 200,000 VND/each. There is a limited quantity and are being sold on a first come, first serve basis.
We are selling Terry Fox T-shirts on our school campus. We hope you will support our efforts and purchase a shirt to raise money to support research efforts in Vietnam to find a cure for cancer.
For CIS, please contact the ASO or Mr. Jon Meinzinger to purchase t- shirts.
For BCIS, please contact the ASO or Ms. Gilberte (grades 1-5), Ms. Amber (grades 6-8) and Mr. Ian (grades 9-12) to purchase t- shirts.
TEAM CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SYSTEM
TERRY FOX RUN
About Terry Fox
In 1977, Terry Fox, a young 18-year-old Canadian had his right leg amputated due to bone cancer. While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them being young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for Cancer Research. He would call his journey The Marathon of Hope. Although he lost his own battle against cancer in 1981, Terry’s legacy lives on through an annual fund-raising run held in his name in 60 countries worldwide, including Ho Chi Minh City.
About CISS Terry Fox Run
In 2016, Terry Fox Foundation invited The Canadian International School System (CISS) to be recognized as an Official Terry Fox Run. CISS is the only International School System in Ho Chi Minh City that has been granted this distinct honour. This year will be the 3rd Annual CISS Terry Fox Run and it will take place on, Wednesday, November 7th. Here in Ho Chi Minh City, the Canadian community has been hosting the annual HCMC Terry Fox Run since 1997 with this year’s city wide run taking place on Sunday, November 18th.
The CISS Terry Fox Run will bring together our five schools, Canadian International School (CIS), Bilingual Canadian International School (BCIS), Albert Einstein School (AES) and Canada-Vietnam Kindergarten (CVK-Phu My Hung & Binh Chanh campus), as all of our 3160 students will be taking part in the run at various times throughout the day.
In 2017, CISS raised an incredible 400,000,000 VND that was then donated towards Cancer Research right here in Vietnam.