Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research 2023

Empire Dragons NYC

As a child growing up in Canada, Terry Fox was a hero of mine. I vividly remember following his journey and even doing a school project about him. If you're reading this you know my cancer journey. Isn't it awesome that Terry is still a part of my life here in NYC?! And that I can help and inspire others - not quite on his level! - but like Terry?!

We're raising money for Cancer Research in New York City, at MSK (the home away from home that saved my life), and running the 5k Terry Fox Run in Central Park on October 7.

100% of every dollar you give supports new research directed by Dr. Renier Brentjens at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Dr. Brentjens’ lab focuses on immunotherapy research to treat acute and chronic leukemias.

"No matter how promising the research or how inspired the scientists, nothing can happen without the resources to fund the work. We now have many reasons to feel hopeful about using T cells in the treatment of many kinds of cancer, and we wouldn't be where we are without the support from organizations like The Terry Fox Run." ~ Dr. Renier Brentjens

Cancer touches too many lives and hits too close to home - every member of our team is a cancer thriver, survivor, current fighter, or has passed on and acts as our guardian angel. So we are doing what we can to stop this terrible disease. We are committed to raising money to help fund Dr. Brentjens’ research at MSK. Please make any size donation to join me in this fight!

None of Dr. Brentjens’ research would have been possible without the resources from donors like you. Since the Terry Fox Run for cancer research in New York City began more than two decades ago, over $3 million has been raised. Just a reminder: 100% of your gift goes to research. Be a part of the fight in ending cancer, donate today!


Sharon and the Empire Dragons (National Champions, heading to Worlds in Italy, September 2024!)


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