Terry Fox was 18 when he was diagnosed with cancer, and lost one leg to it by amputation. In 1980 he started to run across Canada, in his Marathon of Hope to support cancer research. He wrote in his letter seeking support, "I will be ready to achieve something that for me was once only a distant dream reserved for the world of miracles - to run across Canada to raise money for the fight against cancer. We need your help. The people in cancer clinics all over the world need people who believe in miracles".
Terry Fox has become an inspiration to us all. His legacy lives on through the Terry Fox Foundation, the millions of people who participate in Terry Fox Runs around the world, and the generous donors who have to date raised over $400 million dollars for cancer research.
To learn more, and to become a donor please visit the website of the Terry Fox Foundation.