Terry Fox Run

The annual Terry Fox Run has become a fall tradition in Canada, with more than 650 communities, big and small, urban and rural, English and French, fundraising for cancer research. The Run gives communities the chance to come together to celebrate the impact they can have as a force for good.

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Terry Fox School Run

Every fall, more than 3.7 million students in 10,000 schools participate in school Runs to raise funds for cancer research. Educators make Terry’s story and values an important part of the curriculum and, in doing so, help young Canadians see their own potential for making a difference.

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Ways To Give

Terry Fox chose to live a life of action, a life of change, a life of purpose. That sense of purpose lives on in our supporters who, when making or leaving a gift to the Foundation, are secure in the knowledge that family and friends will benefit from the Foundation’s commitment to driving cancer research forward.

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Terry Fox Research Insitute

The Foundation is a leading national investor in cancer research, funding projects that span a wide variety of cancer sites. The Terry Fox Research Institute functions as its research arm, seeking to improve the outcomes of cancer research through a collaborative, team-oriented, milestone-based approach.

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Fundraising Events

When people think of a Terry Fox event, they think of the Run. But more and more we are seeing other fundraising events hosted to support cancer research.
Terry wanted Canadians to “go crazy with fundraising” – there is no limit to what people can accomplish when your inspiration is Terry Fox.

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Terry’s Story

When Terry Fox was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at 18, the experience ignited in him a fierce determination to bring an end to the suffering cancer causes. His personal experience and research led him to the conclusion that more money was needed for cancer research. And so, on April 12, 1980, Terry dipped his artificial leg in the Atlantic Ocean and proceeded to change the world.

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