Dear Terry: You would be so proud to witness the many ways Canadians continue to honour your legacy. Started by Terry’s younger brother Darrell in 2015, this annual bike ride fundraiser embodies Terry’s fierce determination, and continues to welcome new Riders every year.
Toronto, June 28, 2023:
Ride with Us! – Launching on July 8, 2023, the Terry Fox Foundation invites Canadians to join the Ride of Hope this summer, a cycling fundraiser inspired by Terry’s Marathon of Hope. Whether a group ride, solo cycling journey, or ambitious biking adventure, the Ride of Hope is a collection of different cycling experiences across Canada organized by volunteers willing to go the distance to make a difference, just like Terry!
An avid cyclist himself, in 2015 Terry’s brother Darrell Fox challenged a small group of cycling enthusiasts to ride 350 km to reach Mount Terry Fox in northern BC to mark the 35th anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope. This challenge kick-started the Terry Fox Ride of Hope – which now welcomes fundraising Rides across Canada that support cancer research.
“The Terry Fox Ride of Hope offers those who prefer pedalling the opportunity to fundraise and work toward Terry’s dream of a world without cancer,” says Darrell Fox. “The Terry Fox Rides planned for this summer provide participants with a unique opportunity to help keep Terry’s dream alive.”
From the trails of British Columbia to the coasts of Nova Scotia, this year there are 12 unique Rides taking place across Canada. In 2023, hundreds of Canadians will honour Terry’s determination by participating in the Ride of Hope, either in a group or on a solo fundraising adventure, collectively cycling over 6,000 km with the goal of raising over $300,000 for cancer research.
All funds raised will support groundbreaking cancer research in Canada.
The Terry Fox Foundation is looking to expand the Ride of Hope even further and engage avid cyclists throughout the country to lead their own challenge. To learn more about starting your own Ride, joining a Ride, or supporting a Rider, please visit terryfox.org/rideofhope
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Vice President, Marketing & Communications
About The Terry Fox Foundation
The Terry Fox Foundation honours the vision and spirit of an iconic Canadian while raising critical funds for cancer research. As a leading national charitable organization, the Terry Fox Foundation plays a vital role in building community, engaging more than 20,000 passionate volunteers and 3.5 million students in nearly 10,000 annual fundraising events across the country.
People around the world of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities have been inspired by Terry’s enduring legacy. Through the generous support of our donors, partners, and volunteers, The Terry Fox Foundation has raised more than $850 million and funded 1,300 innovative cancer research projects, bringing hope and health to millions of Canadians. Visit terryfox.org for more information and to learn how you can help take Terry’s Marathon of Hope across the finish line.