Terry Fox Run USA
Who is Terry Fox?
Terry Fox was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated due to cancer, he embarked on an east-to-west cross-Canada run, which he called the “Marathon of Hope,” to raise money and awareness for cancer research. He inspired and united the entire country in a way that had never been seen before, nor since.
Terry Fox took the first steps in his journey on April 12, 1980. For 143 days, he was followed on this cross-Canada run as it gained momentum, ultimately raising over $24 million Canadian dollars. Remarkably, not even Terry’s death in 1981 diminished the passion for his cancer research legacy, with over $850 million Canadian dollars raised and 1,300 cancer research projects funded to date.
Before his death on June 28, 1981, Terry had achieved his once unimaginable goal of $1 from every Canadian. More importantly, he had set in motion the framework for an event, the Terry Fox Run, that would ignite cancer research in Canada and around the world, bringing hope and health to millions of people.
What is the Terry Fox Run?
The Terry Fox Run is an annual fundraising event that embodies Terry’s spirit and allows us to pursue his dream of a world without cancer. This event brings communities together in support of innovative cancer research. Each year, more than 3 million participants take part in a Terry Fox Run, at over 9,000 locations, and in more than 30 different countries.
Countries around the world stage these annual events in support of Terry’s dream of a world without cancer. There are many ways to get involved in the Terry Fox Run and sponsoring a team or an individual can be very rewarding as well. Don’t hesitate to be a part of something truly special.
Find a Run Site
Countries around the world stage annual events in support of Terry’s dream of finding a cure for cancer. Funds raised in Terry Fox Runs in the USA will fund cancer research in the USA.
Find a Terry Fox Run in your area today.
Start a Run
Our dedicated Organizers play a crucial role in the success of our annual Terry Fox Runs. Organizing yours may be one of the most meaningful roles you will ever undertake! We provide everything you need to execute your event, the cost to you is nothing, and we will be with you every step of the way.
Start a Run in your community today!
“I want to set an example that will never be forgotten.”
Team Up for Terry
As a dedicated fundraiser, donor, participant, you are the reason we can continue to carry Terry’s vision and dreams forward.
Find a Run
In Canada alone, there are hundreds of locations for the Terry Fox Run.
This year, participate from wherever you are! Around your neighbourhood, backyard, down the street or around the block. Walk, Ride, Wheel, Run.
Register to fundraise in support of cancer research. One Day. Your Way.