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Terry Fox
Birth: Jul. 28, 1958
Winnipeg
Greater Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada
Death: Jun. 28, 1981
New Westminster
Greater Vancouver Regional District
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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 Parents:
  Rolland Murray Fox (1935 - 2016)
  Betty Lou Wark Fox (1937 - 2011)

Cause of death: Cancer 
Inscription:
"HE MADE HIS TOO SHORT LIFE INTO A MARATHON OF COURAGE AND HOPE"
 
Burial:
Port Coquitlam Municipal Cemetery
Port Coquitlam
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
 
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Record added: Sep 18, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6394
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The finest, bravest, sweetest young man that I was honoured to meet twice during his Marathon of Hope when I was a girl. He was a gentle and loving man so determined to make a difference in so many lives across the globe. He gave everything in order to he...(Read more)
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