Canadians continue to keep alive Terry Fox’s dream of beating cancer as events across the country mark the 35th anniversary of his Marathon of Hope. Runs and special events this month will continue Fox’s original goal of raising a dollar for every Canadian — one that has been surpassed many times over since his death in 1981.
“I don’t think Terry, before he passed away, could have ever imagined that we’d still be organizing fundraising events to continue his dream,” Fred Fox, Terry’s brother and member of the Terry Fox Foundation, told Yahoo Canada News. “Over $700 million has been raised in Terry’s name to fight cancer, and it has truly made a difference.”
The Terry Fox Foundation, through the Terry Fox Research Institute, now financially supports research into a variety of different cancers all across the country. Work supported by funds raised in Terry’s name includes the Pan-Canadian Lung Screening Project, the Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research projects and cancerRead More »from Terry Fox’s legacy continues 35 years after Marathon of Hope