Thousands Run Across Canada In Honour of Terry Fox
The 29th annual run in honour of Terry Fox who died from cancer at age 22. The disease stopped his quest to run across Canada. More years than he lived, his story of courage and hope remains in the heart of millions.
Terry lost his right leg to cancer at 18, began his Marathon of Hope in St. John's, running 42 kilometres a day through the Maritimes, Quebec and Ontario. He was forced to stop the cross-country trek outside Thunder Bay in September 1980 after logging 5,373 kilometres when cancer spread to his lungs. Terry died the following summer.
The Terry Fox Run was established that fall and has raised more than $400 million for cancer research in his name.
Runs were staged in more than 900 communities across Canada, including 230 in Ontario, and 28 other countries.
We were in Orillia, Ontario this afternoon and witnessed hundreds and hundreds of people participating in the run.
There were a lot of people running, but others were riding their bicycles, rollerblading and good old walking.
The young and old along with many of their dogs were having a great time working their way along the Orillia waterfront.
It hasn't been announced yet, but millions of dollars will be raised today to go towards the ongoing fight of this deadly disease.
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