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Old 04-12-2010, 06:25 AM   #1
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Terry Fox's legacy lives on

Published Monday April 12th, 2010

After 30 years, $500 million has been raised for cancer research

THE CANADIAN PRESS



VANCOUVER - Thirty years ago Terry Fox dipped his artificial leg in the chilly waters off St. John's with the dream of raising $1 million for cancer research.





THE CANADIAN PRESS

Terry Fox

The three-decade legacy of his "Marathon of Hope" and the $500 million raised since then would have been unimaginable for him, said Terry's older brother Fred Fox.

Terry's dream started small when he launched his run on April 12, 1980, with a goal of raising $1 million for cancer research by running a marathon a day until he made it across Canada.

"I think Terry would be so proud -- he could never -- none of us could have ever imagined that I'd be speaking to you today 30 years later," said Fox. "He wanted to make a difference in other peoples' lives and could never have imagined that he would still be having that impact on people 30 years later."

It was when his marathon took him through Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, that Terry changed his goal to raising $24 million, or one dollar for the then-population of Canada.
The 10,000 residents of Port aux Basques had raised $10,000 for his cause.

He made it as far as Thunder Bay, Ont., where he had to end his run.
The image of his media interview from a hospital gurney still induces tears.
"The cancer has spread and now I've got cancer in my lungs," he told reporters. "And ah, all I can say if there's any way I can get out there and finish it I will," he said before being wheeled away.

He had every intention of finishing the marathon, Fred Fox said, adding it was his brother's stubborn nature that got him through the punishing daily 40 kilometres and his fight with cancer.

When Terry knew he wasn't going to get back on the road and he was approached about an annual run in September, Fox said his brother thought that would be a good way to continue his quest to find a cure for cancer.

"I can't imagine what it would have been like had he made it all the way home to British Columbia. That's another side of the story we'll never know," Fox said.

Would things have been different had Terry survived his battle with cancer? "Probably," Fox said.

"But I think we'd still be doing what Terry wanted and finding a cure for cancer," he laughed.

Had he survived, he would have been 52 years old this July. But Fred Fox said people will always remember his brother as a 21-year-old kid running across the country.

"Terry didn't survive and that's part of the story. He gave his life for others in finding a cure for cancer."
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:40 AM   #2
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it still brings me to tears all these years later..
Look up HERO, ATHLETE, VISIONARY in the dictionary and there should be a picture of Terry. 40K a day for 143 days from Newfoundland to Northern Ontario on one good leg, one prosthetic while battling cancer at age 21...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox
All these years later, all the money raised and still no cure. Terry's Marathon of Hope will continue forever.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:46 AM   #3
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Same here... no doubt about it, he was "SPECIAL" !

If only he could have known that in the year '2010' he would still be talked about, as one of the most "Amazing Canadian Hero" ever !



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Old 09-27-2010, 11:05 AM   #4
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For those interested, ESPN will be airing a 1 hour film titled " Into The Wind" on Tuesday, 9/28 (that's tomorrow) at 8 PM Eastern time. The film was produced by Steve Nash, and will relate the Terry Fox story.
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I watched it here in Toronto on tv last week. It premiered at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) and I cried for the whole hour...still so hard to see him run...even after 30 years.. he had such hope.
Watch it if you can.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:48 AM   #6
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trailer/clips for those who haven't seen it...didn't know Nash produced it, thx



the tribute at the 2010 paralympics opening ceremony allowed his parents their moment , i should say, his moment...this is a pretty clear clip from it

those last 20 seconds of images are engraved in my mind from back when


ps) maybe this airing will help make him a household name in the USA


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Old 09-27-2010, 12:43 PM   #7
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https://www.terryfox.org/Internation...ngles_LRes.pdf


Terry had a profound impact on Steve Nash who was only 6 when Terry started his Marathon of Hope.

( like me Terry loved Darryl Sittler... )
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