The Early Years
Early pictures show Terry as a serious child, wearing a white shirt and bow tie in one photo, a cowboy shirt with fringed trousers in another. Even as a child, the qualities that would bring him success in later life were in place. He was determined and tenacious.
The Marathon of Hope
September 1, 1980 – It was a dull day in Northern Ontario when Terry Fox ran his last miles. He had started out strong that morning and felt confident. The road was lined with people shouting, “Don’t give up, you can make it!” words that spurred him and lifted his spirits.
Facts About Terry
Think you know all about Terry Fox, his life, his legacy? Learn more about the man whose commitment to cancer research has helped the Foundation to raise over $800 million in his name.
What do a mountain peak, an icebreaker, and over a dozen schools and a dozen streets have in common? They are all named after Terry Fox. See what other honours were bestowed upon Terry.
Journal and Map
Terry planned every mile of the Marathon of Hope before he left home. Follow his route here.
Quotes from Terry
“The answer is to try and help others.”
“I believe in miracles, I have to.”