EWTN Catholic Q&A
Terry Fox Run for Cancer research
Question from Cynthia on 09-16-2012:

I know most of your good work is based in the US, but I was hoping you could help me to decide whether to donate to a charity in Canada.

The Terry Fox Run for Cancer research has been going on for many years, but this is the first year that I thought to be concerned about whether they fund any embryonic stem cell research. Do you have a list of any charities in Canada that conscientious Catholics should avoid?

With regard to this one charity, the only thing I found (and I just don't know enough about medical research to make an educated decision) was this article talking about one person who was given a research grant by the Terry Fox Foundation.

http://webapps.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/funding/detail_e? pResearchId=3135156&p_version=TFF&p_language=E&p_session_i d=1405474

Any advice you could give me, including any place I can look for more information would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer by Judie Brown on 09-17-2012:


Here is a listing of Canadian charities that support human embryonic stem cell research: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive/ldn/2006/sep/060918 a

You will note that the TERRY FOX RUN is listed there with a link reporting that indeed the charity does support human embryonic stem cell research.

Judie Brown