IMCD Canada raises funds to support cancer research


Employees donate $2,500 as part of its Americas 10-year anniversary celebration

Terry Fox was a Canadian athlete whose leg was amputated in 1977 due to cancer. To raise awareness of the dire need for cancer research, he embarked on a coast-to-coast run with the goal to raise $1 for each of Canada’s 24 million citizens in 1980. After 143 days and 5,373 kilometers (42 km/26 miles a day), the return of cancer forced Terry to stop his quest to reach the Pacific Ocean on September 1, 1980. But, he set in motion the framework that developed into The Terry Fox Run – which today, has brought hope and health to millions of Canadians.  

Since then, The Terry Fox Run has become a Canadian tradition for communities across the country to unite by raising funds for cancer research. As part of IMCD Canada’s celebration to celebrate 10 years of doing business in the Americas region, employees participated in The Terry Fox Run as a way to give back to the community and support the important cause of raising funds for cancer research.  

“It felt very good to be a part of an amazing cause alongside my colleagues and their family members. It was a great way to help the Terry Fox Foundation achieve its mission to inspire people around the world to support and fundraise for innovative research to end cancer,” said Parveen Grewal, Human Resources Coordinator, IMCD Canada.

Together, IMCD Canada walked 59.5 kilometers and raised a total of $2,500. The funds raised will go towards innovative cancer research and support the Terry Fox Foundation’s mission. 

“I had a lot of fun. It was great to see employees and their families gather for this event and support such a great cause. What a great way to support and give back to our community!” said Litsa Chagigiorgis, Vice President of Human Resources, IMCD Canada.