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Chiyaan Vikram flagged off the second edition of Terry Fox Run

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 | 1:28 PM

Chiyaan Vikram flagged off the second edition of Terry Fox Chennai Narathon organised at the IIT Madras Campus on Sunday, Sunday, August 22 morning.

When the organisers of Terry Fox Foundation contacted the actor, to boost the morale of the participants he readily agreed.

More than 3,000 persons participated in the run organised with the objective of raising funds for cancer research. Letika Saran, Director-General of Police and Andrew T. Simkin U.S. Consul General flagged off the event along with Vikram.

The Terrry Fox Marathon run is conducted all over the world in memory of the Canadian athlete and cancer activist Terry Fox. The inspiration behind the run is Akash Dube, a 17-year-old student diagnosed with Leukaemia last year.

Akash, who is doing an internship at IIT Madras on the growth of cancer cells, said that that the programme is an attempt to create public awareness of the need for investing in basic research on finding cure for the disease.

Chiyaan Vikram : “I am so pleased that I was a part of this noble cause”.
  

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