Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Friday, February 24, 2012

Making a Statement of Hope on the Fujairah Terry Fox Run

Many residents from Fujairah and the other emirates will be participating in the 2nd Fujairah Terry Fox Run along the Fujairah Corniche tomorrow (25 February 2012) but two people from Lebanon have arrived to join in this event.

Riyad Kamato (father of Rodolphe Kamato, Sports and Activities Coordinator at HCT—Fujairah Men’s College) lost his wife (Rodolphe’s mother) to cancer in early 1999 after a 20-year battle with cancer.

Giscard Zghaib, (Rodolphe’s good friend), lost his 65 year old mother to cancer in 2007 after a long struggle.

These two men have come from Lebanon to be part of this charity and they will be wearing their names on their shirts.

While Riyad and Giscard have lost loved ones, their participation in the Fujairah Terry Fox Run is a statement of hope, that one day, scientists will find the cure to this disease.

With all the money raised tomorrow going to fund cancer research in the UAE, every dirham that’s given and every step that is taken are small, yet significant signs of hope.

Are You Running/Walking/Rollerblading?

It’s not too late to participate in the Fujairah Terry Fox Run that starts at 9.00am at the Hilton Hotel end of the Fujairah Corniche.

Fujairah Terry Fox Run Details

+ The 2nd Terry Fox Run/Walk/Ride horses/Rollerblade will commence at 9am on the Fujairah Corniche, over from the Sadaf restaurant.

+ The Corniche will be closed from 7.00am approximately. Parking details.

+ Free registration can be undertaken online at this link as well as downloading a pledge form to get others to give while you run.

+ There is no pressure to walk more than a few steps but some will walk/run the short 3 km course, others the 5km course and still others the 10 kms course. See the courses illustrated.

+ T-shirts are available from Lulu and Carrefour Thursday and Friday (6-10pm) and will be available at the registration desk on Saturday morning. Further information and a photo.

+ If you have registered you may want to Check In and get a sticker to wear.

+ If you have a certificate from running last year or somewhere else, bring it along and get another sticker for it, otherwise you will be presented with a new certificate this year as your record of participation.

+ Children and pets are welcome and encouraged to participate. There will be face painting, henna painting and other attractive activities.

+ Thanks to Takatof for having a team of people to serve as volunteers along with the HCT. There will be guides and drink stations.

More Information

More information or the opportunity to ask a question is posted on the Fujairah Terry Fox Run Facebook Page


Banks, Companies, Hotels, Schools Involved in Fujairah Terry Fox Run, FIF, 23 February 2012.

Geoff Pound

More Fujairah news, resources, information and photos are posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.

Image: (from left to right) Riyad Kamato and Giscard Zghaib, who have come from Lebanon to participate in the Fujairah Terry Fox Run. Look out for them tomorrow and extend to them your ‘salaams’.

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