What is the Terry Fox run?
The Terry Fox Run is run around the world every year to raise money for cancer research. It is non-competitive with no winners or awards, just people joining to raise money for cancer research. Schools also participate in the annual Terry Fox Run, such as mine. It’s been held here annually for the last 20 plus years. Just about everyone in the community comes out every year to run. Some do it to pay homage to Terry and to raise money for cancer; others do it for the joy of participating. So, who’s Terry Fox? Terrance Stanley “Terry” Fox, CC (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) was a Canadian humanitarian, athlete, and cancer treatment activist. He became famous for the Marathon of Hope, a cross-Canada run to raise money for cancer research, which Fox ran with one prosthetic leg. He is considered one of Canada’s greatest heroes and is celebrated internationally every September as people participate in the Terry Fox Run, the world’s largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research. My part in t