Thousands are lacing up their shoes for a hometown hero today.
Across the country, thousands are running to keep the memory of Terry Fox alive and to find a cure for cancer. On the 35th anniversary of the run, Terry’s older brother Fred says Terry’s dream lives on because of Canadians.
“We kept it going in a way as a family. But it’s Canadians, the ones that are volunteering their time every year to organize the Terry Fox Run or are participating or donating that have kept it going”.
“It wasn’t about Terry Fox, it was about making a difference in other people’s lives. It wasn’t about Terry being a Canadian hero or rich or famous at the end of it all. He was impacted so much by watching other people go through cancer and I think people witnessed that”.
In 1980, Terry Fox started his Marathon of Hope run across Canada in support of Cancer research, he passed away a year later.