Terry Fox Remembered

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.


July 28, 1958June 28, 1981


4 thoughts on “Terry Fox Remembered

  1. Laura Best says:

    I’m glad you posted this, Carol.

    Terry Fox was such a truly remarkable individual. He taught us all how to persevere during adversity and to keep out hopes alive. He was such a prime example of how one person can make a gigantic impact in this world for the better.

  2. joylene says:

    30 years! It seems like yesterday. What a cutie he was.

  3. This brought tears to my eyes. What a story of inspiration. Thanks for sharing this with us Carol.
    Hugs and blessings, Katt

  4. I agree Laura, Joylene and Katt — he was remarkable, cute and inspiring! Terry’s story caught the world’s imagination, showing everyone that illnesses like cancer don’t have to defeat one’s desire to achieve. I don’t remember who it was, but someone commented that Fox’s legacy is less about the money he raised, than the example he set for cancer patients everywhere. Hope is a big ingredient in recovery and quality of life.

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