Terry Fox a Canadian Hero

Terry Fox Run-September 17

Image result“Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going without me.” – Terry Fox, Canadian Hero

It’s time to lace up your running shoes. The Terry Fox Run is here! The run will take place on Sunday, September 17. Terry Fox runs are held every year in Cornwall and other cities in Canada in honor of the Canadian hero who ran across Canada for cancer awareness.

About the Terry Fox Foundation

The Terry Fox Foundation has been working on achieving Terry’s vision, the world without cancer, for over 30 years. Terry Fox runs are held every year in over 9,000 communities across Canada with a goal of raising funds for cancer research at the Terry Fox Research Institute.

Runs are non-competitive and everyone is welcome to participate.

Terry Fox’s Story

Terry Fox lost his leg to cancer when he was 18 years old and replaced with an artificial limb. At 22 years old, he started what he called the Marathon of Hope. He decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. In 18 months, Terry ran over 5000km until cancer spread to his lungs and he was forced to stop his journey. He died on June 28, 1981.

The Marathon of Hope did not end with Terry’s death. He inspired millions of people, and now, years after his death, Canadians run/walk every year in his memory to achieve the goal he worked so hard to achieve. Be one of these Canadians on September 17 in Cornwall, ON.

Date: September 17

Registration Time: 8am

Open Start Time: 8am-1pm

Location: Main entrance of the Civic Complex

Route distance: 1km, 5km, 10km

*Bicycle, stroller, wheelchair accessible

*Dog-friendly but must be on leash

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