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5 Reasons to Support Cancer Research and the Terry Fox Run

5 Reasons to Support Cancer Research and the Terry Fox Run

Cancer is a deadly epidemic that is the second leading cause of death globally. Estimates suggest that over 1.9 million people will get diagnosed with cancer in 2019 itself. There are several causes for cancer such as smoking, alcohol, poor diet, and lack of physical exercise.  Cancer may also be caused by genetic mutations and family history. To help us get the answers we need to reduce the number of cancer cases, prevent the disease, and find a cure, we need to invest in cancer research. 

The Terry Fox Foundation, a Canadian charity, raises funds for cancer research through the Terry Fox Run around the world. The Terry Fox Run in Bangalore is hosted at Canadian International School (CIS), one of the top schools in Bangalore. 100% of the funds raised through the run go towards research that can help find a cure for cancer. Here are 5 reasons why you should support cancer research and the Terry Fox Run at CIS:

  • Cancer research helps doctors move closer to finding a cure

Cancer research is a long term culmination of research, discovery, and breakthrough from the past 40-50 years. This is the work of thousands of doctors that work together to find a cure. Your support will not only help them achieve their goal but it will also drastically help reduce cancer mortality rates.

  • Cancer research is more than just research

Research is a broad term that includes clinical trials, investigations, and conclusions. Supporting cancer research can help scientists and doctors achieve many fundamental breakthroughs in clinical treatments of patients and tailor cancer treatments to efficiently meet each patient’s needs. 

  • Cancer research boosts the economy

A healthy population is directly proportional to a vibrant economy. Your support for cancer research can fasten the actualization of such a dream. Cancer research is not only aimed at developing new treatments and drugs but also at impacting positively on the development of a knowledgeable and skilled workforce – hence improving the economy.

  • Cancer research can save millions of lives

This is a given – 5-year survival rates for cancer have substantially gone up since the 1960s. The statistics in the US show a 39% to 70% increase in survival rates among whites and from 27% to 63% among blacks.

  • Cancer research is beneficial for your health

As an active stakeholder in supporting cancer research, you can have first-hand information on how to prevent yourself from developing cancer. For instance, cancer research has led to the discovery of a vaccine that is associated with the prevention of cervical cancer.

Canadian International School, one of the top schools in Bangalore, is a firm supporter of cancer research. We have been conducting the Terry Fox Run in association with the Terry Fox Foundation for 9 years and have raised lakhs of rupees that have directly funded cancer research. Your support will just help the Terry Fox Foundation find a cure for cancer.

To know more, visit our website. To donate, please click here or call us at 9902929403 for more information.