Terry: Terry Fox and His Marathon of Hope by Douglas CouplandIn 1980, Terry Fox set out to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research — despite having lost one leg to the disease. His goal was to raise $1 from every Canadian to help find a cure, and some combination of passion, idealism, and sheer guts led to the impossible notion that he would do this on one good leg and a prosthesis. Beginning in Newfoundland on April 12, 1980, he ran 26 miles each day for 143 consecutive days. But on September 1, the return of his cancer forced him to stop in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He died ten months later, but by then his dream had been realized: over $24 million had been collected in his name. Created to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of his journey, this biography combines over 80 new photographs from a previously unknown family collection with a very personal episodic narrative. The result brings a magic moment in Canadian history, and the young man who inspired it, freshly alive.
All royalties from the book will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation to support cancer research.
Visiting Terry Fox's Grave Site
Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox CC OD (July 28, – June 28, ) was a Canadian athlete, He was forced to end his run outside Thunder Bay when the cancer spread to his lungs. His hopes of . Doctors warned Fox of the potential risks he faced, though they did not consider his condition a significant concern.
Tracing Terry Fox’s route 35 years later
Jump to navigation. Fox, who had his right leg amputated in after a bone cancer diagnosis, started his Marathon of Hope on April 12 in St. His plan was to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. But after running 5, kilometres in days, Fox was forced to stop running outside Thunder Bay, Ont. View the discussion thread.
Through his Marathon of Hope event, a race across Canada , he raised millions of dollars for cancer research. At age 10 Fox moved with his family to Port Coquitlam, B. In , while attending Simon Fraser University , Fox was diagnosed with cancer. Fox soon learned to run using an artificial leg, and by he was able to complete a marathon A few months later he decided to run across Canada in order to raise money for cancer research. Initially Fox did not receive much attention or money, but that changed as he continued to run, covering up to 30 miles 48 km per day.
An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma bone cancer and forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres six inches above the knee in While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. After 18 months and running over 5, kilometres 3, miles to prepare, Terry started his run in St. Although it was difficult to garner attention in the beginning, enthusiasm soon grew, and the money collected along his route began to mount. He ran close to 42 kilometres 26 miles a day through Canada's Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario. However, on September 1st, after days and 5, kilometres 3, miles , Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because cancer had appeared in his lungs. An entire nation was stunned and saddened.
Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port Coquitlam, British after days and 5, kilometres (3, miles), Terry was forced to stop.
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