I have been a fan of Terry Fox ever since I was eight years old, when my parents took me to see him as he ran north of Gravenhurst, on his way to Parry Sound.
I have participated in his run in Toronto, spoken about him during a corporate motivational speech, and think of him often, particularly when I need inspiration during my triathlon/ironman/marathon events.
To me, Terry is synonymous with endurance, determination and passion for helping others.
August 4/5/6 2018 I will be one of 30 international participants in an endurance triathlon called Ultra 520k Canada. This race is self-supported and requires two full-time support personnel providing nutrition and safety from start to finish. My crew is my wife Lainie and, in keeping with the Fox tradition, my brother Jonathan.
Day 1: 10k swim + 150k bike
Day 2: 275.6k bike
Day 3: 84.4k run
To make it more meaningful, I’m continuing Terry’s goal to find a cure for cancer. During Terry’s Marathon of Hope in 1980, Terry ran a marathon a day for 143 days, 3,339 miles as an amputee with a prosthetic leg.
2018 is the 38th anniversary of this epic achievement. My goal is to raise $38,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation, in Terry’s words: “It’s got to keep going without me”. Please share this incredible adventure with me and consider supporting this meaningful cause.
The person donating the highest amount will be presented with the framed race jersey (once cleaned of course). Donors contributing online will receive a tax receipt from the Terry Fox Foundation.
Like many others, my family has been affected by cancer. Please forward this email to those who you feel would be supportive of this event and Terry’s vision: a world without cancer.
Thank you for your generosity,