1958 – 1981
He would call his journey the Marathon of Hope.
After 18 months’ and running over 5,000 kilometers (3,107 miles) to prepare, Terry started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 with little fanfare. Although it was difficult to garner attention in the beginning, enthusiasm soon grew, and the money collected along his route began to mount. Her ran 42 kilometers (26 miles) a day through Canada’s Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario. It was a journey that Canadians never forgot. However, on September 1st, after 143 days and 5, 374 kilometer (3,339 miles), Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because cancer had appeared in his lungs. An entire nation was stunned and saddened. Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at age 22.
The heroic Canadian
“Somewhere the hurting must stop...”
“Dreams are made possible if you try.”
“I believe in miracles. I have to.”
Location. 48° 24.539′ N, 123° 22.154′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is on Douglas Street just from Dallas Road. Touch for map. This statue is located in Beacon Hill Park near the beginning of the Trans Canada Highway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Journey For Lives” (a few steps from this marker); "Tomorrow Run 91" (within shouting distance of this marker); Le Legs De La Famille Côté (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Beacon Hill (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Twinning of Morioka, Japan and Victoria (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Beacon Hill Park (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Signs of Lekwungen (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Finlayson Point (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
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Also see . . . Terry Fox - Wikipedia.
Categories. • Charity & Public Work •
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