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Near Thunder Bay in Thunder Bay District, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Terry Fox

(1958-1981)

 
 
Terry Fox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 10, 2017
1. Terry Fox Marker
Inscription.  
While in remission from cancer, Terry Fox set out to run across Canada in 1980 to raise money for cancer research. Despite having lost his right leg to the disease, this determined athlete ran 5,373 kilometres - nearly a marathon a day for 143 straight days - before being forced to stop east of this spot in the community of Shuniah when his cancer returned. His "Marathon of Hope" captivated Canadians with its bold humanitarianism, transformed our vocabulary about personal courage, and revolutionized fund-raising. To date, hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised by Fox and in his name to the benefit of cancer sufferers around the world. The heroic nature and tragic interruption of his run have made Terry Fox an enduring Canadian icon.

En rémission de un cancer, Terry Fox entreprend en 1980 la traversée du Canada à pied afin d'amasser des fonds pour la recherche. Cet athlète déterminé, amputé de sa jambe droite ecause de la maladie, court 5373 kilomètres - un marathon au quotidien pendant 143 jours - avant que le cancer ne le force à abandonner à l'est d'ici, dans la communauté de Shuniah. Avec son «Marathon
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de l'espoir», il captive les Canadiens par la force de ses idéaux humanitaires, redéfinit le courage personnel et révolutionne la collecte de fonds. À ce jour, des millions ont été recueillis par Fox ou en son nom au profit des gens atteints de cancer dans le-monde entier. Cette course héroïque et sa fin tragique ont hissé Terry Fox au rang des grandes figures emblématiques du Canada.

 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkHeroesScience & MedicineSports. A significant historical date for this entry is July 28, 1958.
 
Location. 48° 29.087′ N, 89° 10.096′ W. Marker is near Thunder Bay, Ontario, in Thunder Bay District. Marker can be reached from Trans-Canada Highway (Provincial Highway 17) 2 kilometers east of Hodder Avenue. Marker is located in a beautiful parking area above the highway looking out on Lake Superior. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Trans-Canada Highway, Thunder Bay ON P7A 0A1, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Terrance Stanley Fox (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Bay Bridge (approx. 2.9 kilometers away); Historic Tyndall Stone (approx. 6.1 kilometers away); C.D. Howe
Wideview of Terry Fox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 10, 2017
2. Wideview of Terry Fox Marker
Looking down the path towards the statue of Terry Fox
(approx. 6.2 kilometers away); Sir William C. Van Horne (approx. 6.5 kilometers away); International Taiji Park (approx. 6.6 kilometers away); Whalen Building (approx. 6.6 kilometers away); Canadian Navy (approx. 6.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thunder Bay.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Terry Fox. (Submitted on August 22, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Terry Fox statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 10, 2017
3. Terry Fox statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.

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