"If you give a dollar, you are part of the Marathon of Hope" - Terry Fox

  Gul Kripalani Convenor of the Terry Fox (India) Committee is the Chairman & Managing Director of Pijikay Group of Companies.

He is the Past President of the Indian Merchants' Chamber. President of the Federation of Indo-Israel Chambers of Commerce and President of the Maharashtra Chapter of International Christian Chamber of Commerce. Past President of the Rotary Club of Bombay and Past National President of the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber.

He is on the Advisory Board of Habitat for Humanity, India. Incoming Assistant Governor and the Rotary District Chairman of "The Peace Conference" for Rotary District 3140.Member of the Governing Body of 'Bombay First' and the Honorary Consul General of Iceland

Dr D.P.N Prasad (M.A; MEd; DML; MBA; PhD)
Director - Core Learning Panorama Ltd

Dr. DPN Prasad is the Chairman of Terry Fox School's Committee who co ordinates all the Schools for the Run.

He is a well renowned academician has immense exposure, experience and expertise in the field of education for over three decades. He has been associated with various elite educational institutions in India. To name a few, St John's which was founded in the year 1763, Bishop Heber which was founded in the year 1864, Bombay Scottish which was founded in the year 1847. These institutions reached global levels under his leadership. He serves as the Executive Director of Fravashi Group of Schools at Nasik.

His services in the field of education have been recognized in the appropriate levels. He received the highest honor of President's medal in the year 2009 as a Best Teacher in the National level. The Maharashtra Government Best Teacher award was awarded to him in the year 2007. In recognition of his outstanding service to education in India and for human enrichment, he was awarded "The Derozio Award" by the ICSE in the year 2010. In the year 2000 he was invited to Houston, Texas, USA to receive the "Maha- Acharya Award" instituted by American Indians. In the year 2005 he received the "Mahatma Gandhi Award" for Social Justice for his dedicated work among leprosy patients from AICC. He is also the recipient of "Mother Teresa Award" for working tirelessly in the area of leprosy eradication. He has always been a metaphor of compassion associated with the leprosy mission for more than two decades. He serves as the Chairman of this biggest NGO in India - The Leprosy Mission Trust, which runs 18 hospitals and 7 Vocational Training centers. Dr Prasad serves as the Vice Chairman of the Special Executive Magistrates Association of Maharashtra. He is also the Vice President of Indian Council for Management Executives which is a forty year old organization imparting managerial training in India. The Govt. of Maharashtra has appointed him as a Special Executive Officer which is a real honor.

An able administrator, Dr Prasad serves on the Core Learning Panorama board as one of the Directors. He is an asset to the CORE family.

Ms Sabira Merchant completed her studies in Liberal Arts from Switzerland. Being a expert communicator and a lover of stage, Sabira was inclined towards the theatre and made her first breakthrough with Theatre group's ''The World'' And it was followed by ''The Wild Duck'', ''Tughlaq'', ''Duet for one'', ''The Idiot'', ''Winter Set'' and many more.

In the 70's Sabira became very popular on the television circuit as her show ''What's the good word?'' ran for a record 15 years on Doordarshan.

Besides being a theatre and film personality, Sabira is an expert guide on speech, diction, etiquette, grooming, stage presence and public speaking. She has the honour of having trained a whole lot of beauty contestants including past Ms. Universe - Lara Dutta Ms. World - Yukta Mookhey, Diana Hayden, Priyanka Chopra etc. The male pageants too have witnessed her students putting up a fabulous performance. Aryan Vaid, Raghu Mukherjee - Mr India 2002 to name a few.

Antoinette D'Costa
Best Social Worker - Teacher - Coordinator

A well loved teacher who did her Masters in English and Education, Antoinette D'Costa was determined to bring a new perspective to her work. Her lessons were always innovative and she went out of her way to acquaint herself with current events so as to keep her pupils interested and abreast of everything that was happening around them. It is said that the best thing you can give children next to good habits, are good memories. Testimonials to those good memories still come her way from pupils. But the greatest gift she imparted to her students was the interest in social work and doing something for others. Antoinette started 27 interact Clubs in schools, giving the Rotary Club of Bombay the distinction of having the highest number of clubs in the world.

Some of the special achievements that deserve mention include starting the Garden School for Street Children in 1976 and a Study Centre for Municipal School Children at Colaba Women`s Graduate Centre in 1985. She is also the recipient of Anita Parekh Award for Outstanding Social Worker by Rotary Club of Bombay.

Sheila Kripalani is the Director of Pijikay Group of Companies, Trustee on the Board of Habitat for Humanity India, Chairperson of Women's Indiabuilds -Habitat for Humanity, Past President of Indian Merchants' Chamber (Ladies Wing). Managing Trustee of Grace International.

Sheila is an Honours Graduate with a major in English Literature.

Adille Sumariwalla is the Chairman & Managing Director of Clear Channel. He is also a Director of Mid-day Multimedia Ltd, SE Trans Stadia Pvt. Ltd, Professional Sports Services Ltd and various other companies. He is a former International Athlete, Olympian, International Champion and National record holder. He is a recipient of "Arjuna Award" the most prestigious award for excellence in Sports.

Adille has been associated with the Terry Fox Run for nearly a decade and has played a pivotal role in motivating the School children to participate, create awareness and also generate funds for Cancer Research.

Mrs Girija Singh, Principal Navy Children School, Mumbai has been in the line of Education for the past twenty years, having worked in schools and colleges all over India.

She is keenly aware that students should be made sensitive to those who are inflicted with serious illnesses. The Terry Fox Run is one such occasion for sensitizing children and hence students from NCS are being encouraged to participate. She has been associated with The Terry Fox Committee since Sept 2010.

Brian Seymour, Principal of G. D. Somani Memorial School, having teaching and administrative experience of over 26 years. I am also President of Friends for the Leprosy Mission Trust, Mumbai chapter. I have been actively involved in social work where the main focus is on slum children and their needs. I have been associated with the Terry Fox Run for the last 3 years whereby creating a conscious awareness amongst children towards working for this great cause.

Syed Humayun Jafri, Sr public relations Officer Tata Memorial Hospital I have been associated with the Terry fox run since the first year ie; from 1998. I have had my share of satisfaction and fun to be associated with the team specially with the chairman Mr Gul Kriplani who has kept on raising the bar for not only the amount of money collected each year but also in finding more and more school children's participating because of his personal touch with all the school principals. The Cancer Patients also look forward to this occasion where they get to meet celebrities and we also arrange a Mumbai darshan along with boat ride at the Gateway of India for them. These are some of the cherished memories for the patients who come from all parts of India to The Tata Memorial Hospital.

Viji Venkatesh brings with her 26 years of professional experience in cancer patient care and support in her role as Head MaxStation India & MaxStation Coordinator Asia Pacific Region at The Max Foundation.

Viji began with The Max Foundation in 2001 by leading the administration of the Glivec International Patient Assistance Program (GIPAP) in India. Today, in addition to GIPAP, she has a key role in the management of the local Novartis Oncology Access Program (NOA). During the last eight years alongside these access programs, she has developed the Friends of Max (FOM) patient support group, which began in Mumbai and now has fifteen local chapters throughout India with over 150 core group volunteer leaders representing more than 10,000 members..

Through the years, Viji has served many community leadership roles in the cancer care arena; including her time as the Asia Coordinator for the International Union against Cancer (UICC) where she developed and led symposiums, workshops and learning programs. She was also instrumental in help setting up the Preventive Oncology Department at Tata Memorial Hospital in 1991, where she still contributes to the renowned institute as an active member of its Ethics Committee.

Mr. Kamlesh Gupta
Founder & Managing Director of the WESTCOAST Group.

Born and raised in Mumbai, Mr. Gupta, an Alumnus of Temple University, U.S.A., had a dream... and it is under his able guidance and exemplary acumen, the group has transformed from a humble prawn hatchery to the integrated aquaculture enterprise which is involved in every step of the value chain that ensures the flavours of Cambay Tiger tickles the taste buds of Global & Indian market.

A dynamic visionary who simply believes in evolution of society through strong business ethics, environment friendliness and socially responsible behaviour.

He runs a charitable trust called Shivsmaran Charitable Trust which continues to endeavour towards making a difference in the areas of Health, Education and Employment.

When he learnt about the Terry Fox Run, he immediately volunteered to be part of the Mumbai - 2011 Terry Fox Run and has pledged his services as a member of this noble committee and its cause.

Gauri Kitchlu is the Communications Manager for The Oberoi Group hotels in Mumbai. Prior to this, she spent eight years in the United States, where she completed her undergraduate degree and worked at a hospitality PR firm. She has been associated with the Terry Fox Run since she joined The Oberoi Group in March 2010.

Richa Suhas Thakur (Associated with Terry Fox Run since 2008)

I was introduced to the Terry Fox Run three years ago when I joined The Oberoi Group, Mumbai and have since then been associated with the noble cause. It gives immense pleasure to be associated with The Oberoi, Mumbai and participate in the activities of the Terry Fox Run, contributing in every small way. Further to completing my Bachelor in Mass Media in 2007, I have been associated with the communications team and work in capacity as the Communications Executive at Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai. It is a privilege to have been given an opportunity to lend a hand to a social cause and hope to strive further in doing the same.

Imran Kanga after attending boarding school in Toronto, Imran completed an Honours degree in Business and Economics from York University and the International MBA program at the Schulich School of Business. He has worked in the IT and Banking industry in India and is currently the Associate Director of Student Services and International Relations of the Schulich MBA in India program.

Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) is a registered charitable non-governmental organisation (NGO) working towards the "Total Management of Cancer"

CPAA was started in 1969 mainly to provide financial assistance to needy cancer patients. Over the last thirty years the organisation has expanded its mission to address the root cause of the exponential increase in cancer cases in India, namely that of lack of knowledge and information. CPAA does not treat cancer but complements the work being done by medical practitioners and hospitals, concentrating on education and awareness, early detection, insurance, support to treatment, guidance and counseling and rehabilitation or "Total Management of Cancer". It has grown from a tiny Mumbai based organisation surviving on small donations to one with branches in Delhi and Pune. CPAA draws its entire annual budget from corporate and individual donations.

     2012 Terry Fox Run - Mumbai