Chongqing Hope Marathon donation for cancer patients
The 2nd Hope Marathon - Donation held at University Town. (Photo provided by the sponsor and released by CQNEWS)
“Hope Marathon” including jogging and walking, without mileage limit and places in the competition (Photo provided by the sponsor and released by CQNEWS)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The Beijing Hope Marathon (Chongqing) and the Second Chongqing Hope Marathon-Donation was recently held at Youth Plaza, University Town, Shapingba District. Over 800 participants — including those devoted to social benefit activities, cancer ward mates and health care workers — cheered for cancer patients.
“Hope Marathon” originated from Canada in 1981 in memory of Terry Fox. In 1980, Terry Fox, who has a right artificial leg due to amputation made the run-donation activity across Canada, and raised money for cancer research. Currently, there are 52 countries and regions holding such an activity. In 1999, the China Hope Marathon started, and it became the largest activity for cancer research donation. Such activity has been held 18 times and included over 300,000 participants. The event has raised over 30 million yuan for funding poor cancer patients and cancer prevention research.
“Hope Marathon” includes jogging and walking, without mileage limit or places in the competition, so everyone is the champion.
This year, the Hope Marathon was held in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hunan, Hebei, Liaoning and Yunnan. Last year it was held in Chongqing, attracting many participants and supporters. (Translated by Liu Hongyan, Fathom Language Limited)