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When Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope on April 12, 1980 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, he couldn’t have imagined that nearly four decades later more than $700-million would have been raised in his name. This money, which is collected by volunteers on annual runs held around the world, has been used to fund the most promising and innovative cancer research in Canada.

In 2015, on the 35th anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope, we created a special project to showcase how Terry Fox funding and research has revolutionized cancer research and care, setting us on today’s road to personalized medicine. Using the stories and voices of our current and past-funded researchers, their patients and study participants we show how we are making a difference.

Explore our Terry Fox Research Legacy