Jun. 28, 1981 Port Coquitlam British Columbia, Canada
Canadian national hero, one-legged Marathon of Hope runner. Terry Fox was a young athlete who lost his right leg to cancer. He divised a fundraising run across Canada to raise funds for cancer research. He started at St. John's Newfoundland, Canada's easternmost city, on April 12, 1980, running an average of 33 km/20 miles per day using a distinctive hop-skip gait on his prosthetic leg. He became an inspiration to all Canadians. Terry was forced to stop on September 1, 1980 at Thunder Bay, Ontario after covering 5,373 km/3,332 miles when cancer reappeared in his lungs. He raised millions of dollars for the cause before his death in 1981, a month short of his 23rd birthday. Now, every year in September, millions of people in Canada and around the world celebrate his legacy and continue his dream in the annual Terry Fox Run.
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Dearest Terry, 36 years ago you started out on your Marathon Of Hope and it still lives on. You are my hero and inspiration. I have your photo on my wall and I think of you often. I'm glad your parents are in Heaven with you. May Peace always be with ...(Read more) -
Clare Proudman Added: Apr. 12, 2016
Dearest Terry, now you walk with both your parents. Godspeed to your father and may God bless all your family and friends. You will never be forgotten. -
Clare Proudman Added: Mar. 9, 2016