What sets us apart: Our research, our values, our determination, and you.

For close to 40 years The Terry Fox Foundation has worked to achieve Terry’s vision – a world without cancer.  Our researchers, our staff and our thousands of volunteers are determined to reach that goal. We strive daily to uphold Terry’s ideals and values in everything we do – and we always will.

  • A single goal: to fund innovative cancer research

  • Low overhead, more funds directed to research

  • Over 9,000 Terry Fox Runs each year – all volunteer-led and organized

  • Terry Fox Runs are non-competitive and inclusive, all are welcome


77 Cents of Every Dollar...

goes directly to cancer research

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100% Volunteer Driven

Our Runs are 100% organized and operated by volunteers

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No Corporate Sponsor

The Terry Fox Foundation operates independently - without a direct corporate sponsor

*3 year average

Terry Fox Research Institute

The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) is the research arm of The Terry Fox Foundation. A collaboratively oriented, pan-Canadian organization focused on improving cancer research outcomes for the benefit of cancer patients everywhere. TFRI’s goal is to ensure that today’s best science becomes tomorrow’s affordable medicine.

Click here to learn more about the Terry Fox Research Institute