BLIA Toronto Members Join Virtual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Fundraising

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the Terry Fox Foundation, which has a 40 year history in Canada, held a Canada-wide virtual fundraising walk on September 20. Upholding Fo Guang Shan’s objective to benefit society through charitable programs, the members of the BLIA Richmond Hill Subchapters 1, 2 and 3 participated in the virtual Terry Fox Run and raised over $2000 in donations.


The virtual run was meant to allow supporters to participate in the fundraising regardless of their physical location. On the morning of September 20, participants raised funds by picking the location of their walk, whether in the backyard, community parks or streets, and choosing to walk, jog or cycle.


On that day, the three BLIA Subchapters of Richmond Hill held 2 special online Zoom meetings at 10:00 A.M and 11:00 A.M. to encourage and liaise with each other. 42 BLIA members participated in the online meetings. Some members chose to stay at home, while others went to community parks for a walk. Under the same blue sky, everyone tried to contribute their share.


The Terry Fox Run was created to commemorate the Canadian cancer fighting hero Terry Fox. Until the very end of his life, Terry remained resolute in his goal to fundraise by running across Canada. He exemplified his great love for all and touched the hearts of countless supporters. Funds raised over the last 40 years have been used to support cancer treatment or to fund projects for cancer research.