One Step at a Time Monthly Giving Club
Become a special member of The Terry Fox Foundation and help support Terry’s dream – every day of every month – and help to find cures for all cancers, one step at a time.
By joining our One Step at a Time Monthly Giving Club, you will be providing us with the opportunity to plan the best way to distribute your gift to researchers. The value of your donation is not as important as its regularity - as consistent and reliable donations contribute significantly to enhancing research projects.
I am at a point in my life where it has become important to me to "give back". I asked myself which charity would I support? My answer was swift and ABSOLUTE: The Terry Fox Foundation.
I was a teenager when Terry's journey began in 1980. While my biggest worries included which boy liked me, what party I would be going to that weekend and with whom, and which outfit would look best -Terry was fighting for his life. After he finished fighting for his life in which he endured a leg amputation - he began to train to run so he could fight for every other cancer patient's life as well. I was fascinated with his personal journey and followed him throughout.
My fascination with Terry did not diminish when the Marathon ended that summer. Instead, my admiration for Terry increased as I grew into adulthood. He was only 22 when he died, and yet when I think of all he went through during his Marathon - physically (26 miles a day), mentally, emotionally, spiritually - I can’t help but be amazed of the difference he made, and the countless lives he improved. And all he asked was $1 from every Canadian during his 143-day Marathon of Hope.
To describe Terry’s inner fortitude is impossible in mere words. I am humbled to be a part of his legacy. He inspires me to be a better human being.
Carol J. Steinhoff
Dedicate your donation to a loved one
Monthly contributions can be made to honour the life of a loved one who battled cancer and survived, or it may pay tribute to a loved one lost to cancer. It is a poignant reminder of the vital need to fund research to fight this disease each and every day.
Everyone in the cancer community – from researchers to doctors to patients and their families - will benefit from your donation, with each dollar bringing us all one step closer to a cure.