Near Thunder Bay in Thunder Bay District, Ontario — Central Canada
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.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
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. Touch for map. Marker is located in a beautiful parking area above the highway looking out on Lake Superior. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Trans-Canada Highway, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 0A1, Canada.
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); C.D. Howe (approx. 6.2 kilometers away); Sir William C. Van Horne (approx. 6.5 kilometers away); The Reverend Richard Baxter, S.J., 1821-1904 (approx. 6.7 kilometers away); Thunder Bay Tourist Pagoda (approx. 6.7 kilometers away); Connaught Square (approx. 6.8 kilometers away); Col. Elizabeth Smellie 1884-1968 (approx. 6.8 kilometers away); Simon James Dawson (approx. 7.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thunder Bay.
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Also see . . . Wikipedia - Terry Fox. (Submitted on August 22, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Heroes • Science & Medicine • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.