Thirty years ago today Terry Fox began his Canadian coast to coast Marathon of Hope. His goal was to raise one million dollars for cancer research. He ran an incredible average of 42 km a day for 143 days. Unfortunately cancer stopped him before he could complete the run, and at age 22 it took his life.
Since then others have taken up what he started and have now raised over $500M.
Terry proved one person can make a difference.
TERRY STANLEY FOX
July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981