Thursday, September 13, 2012

Terry Fox - 31 Years Ago Today

Did you know Canada..  31 years ago on today was the first every Terry Fox Run took place in Canada.

 In 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres, and ultimately cost him his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy. The annual Terry Fox Run, first held in 1981, has grown to involve millions of participants in over 60 countries and is now the world's largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research; over C$500 million has been raised in his name.

This Sunday September 16th is the annual Terry Fox Run. Get involved!

Visit http://www.terryfox.org/ for more information.


Source: Wikipedia, TerryFox.org

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