History's HEROES? Dated 1958 - 1981

Terry Fox

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Jeff M


Port Coquitlam BC
Grew up there



    • Brave / Courageous
    • A good and strong leader
    • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
    • Has integrity (stands up for what they believe and act accordingly)
    • Single minded / Focused (has a purpose)
    • Inspiring / Charismatic
    • Determined
    • Ambitious
    • Wise
    • Honest
    • Kind and compassionate
    • Just and fair minded

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    The Marathon of Hope

    Marathon of Hope runner

    Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox CC OD (July 28, 1958 to June 28, 1981) was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he started on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Although the spread of his cancer finally forced him to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi), and ultimately cost him his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy. The annual Terry Fox Run, first held in 1981, has grown to involve millions of participants in over 60 countries. It is now the world's largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research; over C$600 million has been raised in his name.

    Life in Terry Fox's world

    I'm not a dreamer, and I'm not saying this will initiate any kind of definitive answer or cure to cancer, but I believe in miracles. I have to. I don't feel that this is unfair. That's the thing about cancer. I'm not the only one, it happens all the time to people. I'm not special. This just intensifies what I did. It gives it more meaning. It'll inspire more people. I just wish people would realize that anything's possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try.

    Was Terry Fox a Hero?

    • Terry Fox lost his leg to cancer when he was a teenager. While in the hospital going through chemo, he was affected by the amount of suffering in the cancer ward and decided that, in his words, "Somewhere the hurting must stop."
    • He remains Canada's greatest hero

    Things you might not know about Terry Fox

    August 29, 1981 - Terry Fox is posthumously inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame
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