Abu Dhabi: Thousands of participants are expected to take part in the 14th annual Terry Fox Run on Friday morning to raise cancer awareness, with proceedings being donated to fund cancer research in the UAE.

The event, organised by the Terry Fox Run Committee - Abu Dhabi, will take place from the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort car park until the Khaleej Al Arabi (3rd) street.

For those interested in participating, the registration timings are from 8am to 10am, with the official opening ceremony occurring at 9am. At precisely 10am, the run officially begins with people walking, running, rollerblading and even pushing strollers to lend the organisation their support. However, cycling is not allowed because of safety precautions.

"Entry is free and everyone is welcome to join us. There is no sponsorship required because it is not allowed under the Terry Fox rules. Instead, people can help us by donating money to the organisation," Farid Dabaghi, Chairman, Terry Fox Run Committee Abu Dhabi, said.

To take part

For more information visit the Terry Fox Organisation's official website http://www.terryfoxrun.org or contact the Terry Fox Committee in Abu Dhabi at abudhabiterryfoxrun@gmail.com.

Donations can either be in cash or by cheque. If you wish to provide a cheque, please address it to "Abu Dhabi Terry Fox Run" and send to Sultan International Holding, P.O. Box 3486, Abu Dhabi, UAE.