Terry Fox希望马拉松40周年,总理贾斯廷•特鲁多JustinTrudeau发表纪念声明

 

纪念特里•福克斯

特里·福克斯(Terry Fox)是加拿大英雄。他的“希望马拉松”当年牵动着整个国家,我们中的许多人依然受他的勇气、自律以及希望的信息所激励。今天,历史赋予我们所有人继续将他的信息传承下去。

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Terry Fox希望马拉松40周年,总理发表纪念声明

Statement by the Prime Minister on the 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope

2020年9月1日 安大略渥太华 总理办公室

 

贾斯廷•杜鲁多(Justin Trudeau)总理今天就特里•福克斯希望马拉松(Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope)40周年纪念日发表了如下声明:

“特里•福克斯(Terry Fox)是一位加拿大英雄,他给我们上了非常宝贵之一课,告诉我们帮助他人之重要。在因癌症而失去一条腿后,他发起了‘希望马拉松’义跑活动,为癌症研究筹集资金。从加拿大最东部纽芬兰和拉布拉多省的圣约翰(St. John’s)出发,特里(Terry)带着一支假肢跑了143天,每天都在马拉松。不幸的是,1980年9月1日,在他还没有到达安大略省桑德贝(Thunder Bay)的时候,他的癌症扩散到了他的肺部,特里横跨全加拿大的行动不得不停止。

“在整个过程中,特里从未失去希望,并坚持在一路上为他人激励能量,而自己在与癌症疾病搏斗。他非凡的成就牵动了整个国家,为加拿大人民带来了希望,并帮助他们改变了对残疾人的看法。40年后,全加拿大和世界各地的人们依然从特里的坚韧不拔和充满希望的热情信息中受到鼓舞,在COVID-19疫情大流行期间,这种希望和精神比以往更为及时。

“在特里•福克斯提高人们对癌症的认知并鼓励数百万人为这一善举捐款的鼓舞之下,一年一度的Terry Fox Run义跑活动已经成为加拿大的一个传统。今年,这个义跑活动将在9月20日在网上举行。尽管我们不能亲身相聚,但我们依然可以以他的名字,在我们各自的社区从事跑步、步行、或骑行等等,支持这个筹款的努力。

“ 在2019年7月,加拿大联邦政府宣布在五年内向特里•福克斯研究院(Terry Fox Research Institute)投资1亿5千万加元。这笔资金将帮助建立全国希望马拉松癌症中心网络,以在全国范围内促进精准医学在癌症研究中的发展,以实现特里•福克斯(Terry Fox)的无癌症世界的梦想。2019年5月,政府还宣布投资最高至4,900万元用于数字健康和发现平台,该平台由特里•福克斯研究院牵头,加拿大各地90多个合作伙伴参与其中。借助新技术,我们正打造加拿大现代医疗护理的未来,将尖端科技和汇聚的科学研究用于癌症等领域,帮助所有加拿大人过上更健康,更长寿的生活。

“特里•福克斯的勇气、自律、毅力和耐心堪称典范,因此他营造了一份激励世世代代加拿大人的遗产,人们在他的名义下募捐了超过8亿元的善款。今天,以及今年的9月20日,当您参加当地社区的跑步行动时,请想一想特里,并想想您如何可以参与贡献于他开创的事业,共同为寻求根治所有类型的癌症而努力。”

 

Statement by the Prime Minister on the 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope 

September 1, 2020

Ottawa, Ontario

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope:

“Terry Fox is a Canadian hero who taught us invaluable lessons about the importance of helping others. After losing his leg to cancer, he ran the Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research. Starting at Canada’s easternmost point in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Terry ran – with a prosthetic leg – a marathon a day for 143 days. Sadly, before he arrived in Thunder Bay, Ontario, on September 1, 1980, his cancer spread to his lungs and Terry had to cut his cross-country tour short.

“Through it all, Terry never lost hope and insisted on empowering people along his journey while fighting the disease. His extraordinary accomplishments captivated the country, instilled hope in Canadians, and helped shift their views of people with disabilities. Forty years later, people across Canada and around the world continue to be inspired by Terry’s tenacity and enthusiastic message of hope, which is as timely as ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The annual Terry Fox Run has become a Canadian tradition, inspired by Terry’s ability to raise awareness about cancer and encourage millions to donate to the cause. This year, the run on September 20 will be held virtually. Although we may not be physically together, we can run, walk, and ride in his honour and support fundraising efforts within our communities.

“In July 2019, the Government of Canada announced an investment of $150 million over five years to the Terry Fox Research Institute. This funding will help establish a national Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network to advance precision medicine in cancer research across the country with the goal of achieving Terry Fox’s dream of a world without cancer. In May 2019, the government also announced an investment of up to $49 million in the Digital Health and Discovery Platform, co-led by the Terry Fox Research Institute and involving over 90 partners across Canada. Thanks to new technologies, we are building the future of modern health care in Canada through cutting-edge, pooled research, in areas including cancer, to help all Canadians live healthier, longer lives.

“Thanks to his exemplary courage, discipline, persistence, and patience, Terry Fox built a legacy that has inspired generations and helped raise over $800 million in his name. Today, and on September 20, as you participate in your local runs, think of Terry and how you can contribute to his mission of finding a cure for all types of cancer.”

新闻来源:加拿大总理办公室


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