Thu. Oct 6th, 2022

On Sunday, September 18th, 2022, people all across Canada participated in the annual Terry Fox Marathon of Hope run, to raise donations for cancer research, and to honour Terry Fox himself.

By | Martina Poldrugo

This annual run, that began in 1981, has since raised over $850M million dollars to date.

Who was Terry Fox?

Terry Fox was an ordinary teenager from Port Coquitlam, who did an extraordinary thing; he changed the world. After having his leg amputated at age 18, he decided to run the Marathon of Hope.

He was determined.

“Anything’s possible if you try.”

Terry Fox

From his personal experience and research, Terry Fox knew that more money was needed for cancer research, and he was going to do something about it. Terry Fox wanted “to set an example that would never be forgotten” and so he began the Marathon of Hope.

Each day, for over a year, on one leg, Terry ran a full marathon of 42 kilometres.

Terry Fox, 1958 – 1981

While running across Canada, his goal was to collect $1 from every Canadian. This once far-fetched hope, soon became a reality. Even though his run was cut short in Thunder Bay, his legacy continues to live on in the life of us Canadians.

That is why it is important for us to continue his legacy until a cure is found.

Why Donate To Cancer Research?

Countless people are impacted by cancer in their lives. Whether experiencing the disease firsthand or having a family member diagnosed, it affects us all.

Terry brought hope and health to millions of Canadians.

Make a difference, join in a run, and give your donation today! Every dollar counts.

Visit the Terry Fox Foundation for more information.

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