“I remember promising myself should I live I would prove myself deserving of life ” ~ Terry Fox
The image of Terry running will forever ingrain in my memory.
On April 1980, Terry began his Marathon of Hope across Canada to raise funds and awareness for cancer research starting by dipping his artificial leg at Atlantic Ocean in St John’s, Newfoundland and will finish by reaching the Pacific Ocean in Stanley Park, Vancouver. It ended just outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario on September 1980. The cancer had spread out and he died on June 1981.
Terry became an inspiration to millions of people worldwide. He left a lasting legacy of annual Terry Fox Run in cities across Canada and around the world.
To date, the Terry Fox Run has raised at least $half a billion dollars or more for cancer research as every year due to a young man’s dream, courage and determination.
There are four bronze statues erected in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The statue increases its size from life-size to double the size of the first. The monument is a symbol of a great human spirit.