This year's Terry Fox Run, that took place at Lake Jarun in Zagreb on Sunday, brought together a record high 7,000 participants and the funds raised from the 17th edition of the race in Zagreb will be donated to the Rudjer Boskovic Institute for cancer research and cytostatic drugs.
The charity event takes place every year in honour of Terry Fox, who lost a leg to cancer. In order to raise money for treatment, in 1980 he embarked on a run across Canada, which he called the Marathon of Hope. He ran 143 days, covering 42 km a day, but failed to finish the run because the disease came back, claiming his life at 22. In his memory, the Fox family launched a drive to raise money for the fight against cancer, which is held every year in Canada and over 60 countries across the world, including Croatia.