"Terry Fox was a Canadian who at a very young age was struck by a Cancer called Osteogenic Sarcoma (bone cancer) in his right leg.
To make the world aware of this kind of cancer he ran from East Coast to the West Coast of Canada and thus collected money for research. On September 1st 1980 while he was half way on his run, he succumbed to this but had realized the dream of collecting CAD 1 per Canadian and had Collected CAD 30 million when he breathed his last. Thus began a journey called Marathon of Hope. Terry died soon after, leaving this legacy behind, commonly known as the Terry Fox Run"