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    Terry Fox Run - Fundraised for cancer research

    Hello everyone,

    I will be participating in the Terry Fox Run, a 10km run aimed at raising money for cancer research, on September 16th at 9am. I am entering a team with some of my co-workers, if anyone is interested in donating to me or my team "team security" please feel free.

    I will post the link below to our donation page. I haven't known anyone too long here (only been a member for 1 year) So I am just throwing it out there.

    http://my.e2rm.com/TeamPage.aspx?tea...langPref=en-CA

    Gasho..

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    Hi Terry!

    As a runner myself I totally support races and even more so if they are charities.

    Plus, these days I have been very touched by some people pretty close to me, whom are battling cancer.

    I'll be sure to donate to your team as soon as I can.

    Please post some pictures of the race!

    Gassho,

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    Thanks Kyonin, that is very kind of you. I will try and get some good shots of our guys doing the run. Its actually a non-competitve run. But we are treating it as one "for the fun of it".

    Shawn

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    Hey Shawn,
    I definitely think an event of this type would be great for Global Day of Service. There will be an announcement on the Engaged Projects Forum soon about the the timing, which will cover a window of two weeks or so. Keep an eye out on the forum... Maybe you could post some photos and commentary on the blog we will set up for Global Service! More to follow....

    Thanks for this!

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    Sounds great. Would love to contribute.

    Gassho

    Shawn

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    I actually remember Terry Fox and his run across Canada. I was only 8 or so but it was such a big deal and very inspiring. His commitment and dedication was immeasurable. Thank you for reminding me and thank you for your practice.

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    Yes, i have many friends who's fathers were police officers and escorted him when he came through there town. When he died, he had ran a total of 5,373 km over 143 days, the equivalent of a marathon every day. His goal I believe was to get 1$ from every canadian at the time, in 1980. Since then, his foundation has made over 600 Million.

    Thank you Dokan

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    Shawn, it really means alot to me that you donated to our run. Given that we have never met in person, I am continually shocked at the amazing people I have met at treeleaf. Please thank your family for this amazing donation. I will be sure to have pictures to post after the sept 16th event.

    Thank you

    Gassho..

    Shawn

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    Thank You Leonardo !
    Last edited by Shawn; 08-07-2012 at 05:15 PM.

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    I couldn't give much, but I figured every bit helps. Good luck!
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    Thank you very much. Looking forward to our run!

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    Thank you for the opportunity to help

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    I found some pics. Me at last years Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research!

    me2.jpg

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    Thanks very much for all the support! I participated in the Terry Fox run today for Cancer Research. The team I entered raised $830 towards research. Me and 4 of my friends completed the 10 km run in 50 minutes!

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    Awesomesauce! (That seem to be my new go to phrase, stolen from Shohei)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dosho View Post
    Awesomesauce! (That seem to be my new go to phrase, stolen from Shohei)

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    Nice ... think I shall follow on the Awesome sauce train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen_rook View Post
    Thanks very much for all the support! I participated in the Terry Fox run today for Cancer Research. The team I entered raised $830 towards research. Me and 4 of my friends completed the 10 km run in 50 minutes!
    Great time and fantastic funds raised! Congrats!

    Awesomesauce indeed!

    Gassho,

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    Great Much metta for Cancer Research Scientists

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    Just a late update from our run, our team raised about $850.00 (after some last minute donations came in) this past september from our run. Thanks very much to my friends on trealeaf for the support!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen_rook View Post
    Just a late update from our run, our team raised about $850.00 (after some last minute donations came in) this past september from our run. Thanks very much to my friends on trealeaf for the support!
    Excellent ... Great work Shawn.

    Gassho
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    Thank you for the update, and of course for running,
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    Just saw this Shawn...nicely done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen_rook View Post
    Looks like a very nice place to run.
    迎 Geika

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen_rook View Post
    Just a late update from our run, our team raised about $850.00 (after some last minute donations came in) this past september from our run. Thanks very much to my friends on trealeaf for the support!
    That's awesome, Shawn, well done!

    Gassho,

    Lisa

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