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Terry Fox

  • Birth 28 Jul 1958 Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Death 28 Jun 1981 New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
  • Burial Port Coquitlam, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
  • Memorial ID 6394

Canadian national hero, one-legged Marathon of Hope runner. Terry Fox was a young athlete who lost his right leg to cancer. He divised a fundraising run across Canada to raise funds for cancer research. He started at St. John's Newfoundland, Canada's easternmost city, on April 12, 1980, running an average of 33 km/20 miles per day using a distinctive hop-skip gait on his prosthetic leg. He became an inspiration to all Canadians. Terry was forced to stop on September 1, 1980 at Thunder Bay, Ontario after covering 5,373 km/3,332 miles when cancer reappeared in his lungs. He raised millions of dollars for the cause before his death in 1981, a month short of his 23rd birthday. Now, every year in September, millions of people in Canada and around the world celebrate his legacy and continue his dream in the annual Terry Fox Run.


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"HE MADE HIS TOO SHORT LIFE INTO A MARATHON OF COURAGE AND HOPE"


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 Sep 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6394
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Terry Fox (28 Jul 1958–28 Jun 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6394, citing Port Coquitlam Municipal Cemetery, Port Coquitlam, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .