Marathon of Hope 2014
This past Sunday, September 14th, thousands of runners across Canada took to the streets in memory of Terry Fox.
Terry Fox, who is now hailed as a Canadian hero, was diagnosed with cancer when he was 18 and had to have his right leg amputated. But he didn’t let that stop him – equipped with an artificial limb, Terry began his Marathon of Hope, a run across Canada to raise cancer awareness and funds for cancer research. Terry’s run was cut short halfway across the country when cancer spread to his lungs, and he died soon after.
But his dream lives on. Every year, Canadians run the Terry Fox Run in his honour. Events across the country raise awareness and money, but they also raise people’s spirits. The Terry Fox Run reminds us to unite together in the fight against cancer, and to never stop fighting, no matter how hard it gets.
Congratulations to everyone who ran last Sunday in Terry’s memory!
“If I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going without me.”
– Terry Fox
Find more information about the Terry Fox Run here: http://www.terryfox.org