This Sunday, Canadians from coast to coast and in various parts of the world will honour one of Canada’s national hero’s by taking part in the annual Terry Fox Run. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope
It’s become a fall tradition for many people to come out and support their local Terry Fox Run. This year because of the pandemic, we’ll have to do it on our own and send in our donations on-line. Some people like to run the route, some walk, some bike or skate board, but they all do it for the same reason, to help put an end to cancer and the devastating effect it has on families in every part of the world.
Most people have felt the pain of cancer in their lives, if not for themselves but for someone they know and care for.
There have been great strides made in research since Terry Fox lost his leg to the disease in the 1970’s. In fact, his prognosis may have been quite different today thanks to the millions of dollars that have been invested into research. The work needs to continue. Terry had said that if each Canadian would just give one dollar collectively as a nation, imagine the difference it could make for continuing research. Imagine if he knew that because of him, more than $750 million has been raised in his name over the past 40 years.
Terry’s dream continues to live on, and you can help contribute to it this Sunday having your own Terry Fox Run which will held inover 9,000 different communities across Canada.