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Terry Fox

Terry Fox

"Terry Fox was a young Canadian boy who believed in using his own story to create a legacy of hope for others like him. At a very young age, Terry was diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma (bone cancer) in his right leg. Within minutes, all that he knew changed around him and he had two choices: To surrender to this diagnosis or to make the world aware of it.

He chose the latter.

Terry Fox ran from East Coast of Canada all the way to the West Coast in an effort to bring awareness to this rare and fatal disease. All along the way, supporters donated thousands and thousands for research in cancer amongst children like him. On September 1st 1980. while he was half way through his run, Terry succumbed to his illness. When he breathed his last, Terry had realized the dream of collecting CAD 1 per Canadian thus collecting a total of CAD 30 million. Thus began a journey called Marathon of Hope. Terry left this legacy behind for many others to follow and bring awareness to the importance of research, and this run is commonly known as the Terry Fox Run"