Hey students, tell us what Terry means to you.

Terry’s mom Betty used to say that her son was ordinary. He liked school, loved sports and could not resist an opportunity to tease his little sister. It’s the little things like this that make us feel like we know Terry, that he could have been a friend, classmate, teammate.

And yet, Terry and his Marathon of Hope is still remembered and admired 37 years after it began. Why? What is it about Terry that keeps Canadians like you talking about him? Could you see yourself running with him if he ran now? Would you want to take a selfie with Terry? What would you say to him if you met him today?

In honour of the 37th Anniversary of the start of the Marathon of Hope please tell us what Terry Means to You. And you just might be the lucky recipient of one of 150 Terry Fox Run shirts.

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12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

To me Terry Fox means a hero because he had cancer but he still ran so that he could raise money to find a cure for cancer and when he could not finish the run other people did for him. He wanted for every one to just give 1 dollar for the cure but some people gave more than 1 dollar.

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

Terry Fox is a great Canadian man and ran for a great cause which is cancer while he ran he had cancer in his leg which probably hurt a lot and he should be everybody's hero (Canadian hero that is)and he is really inspirational.

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

He is awesome he is like a huge inspiration to the whole world including me. He means a lot to me and my school I want to be like him. He kept me going in hard times like when trying to achieve my goals I thought of him and how hard he worked. Every year on Terry Fox day we go for a long run.

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

To me Terry Fox is a big hero. He inspirers me to do lots of good deed also reminds me to always push though, stay calm and be kind. I think Terry Fox was an amazing person and should always be remembered and recognised.

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

He was a very good man. He is a huge inspiration, he wanted was a world with no cancer. My grandma had cancer and died before I was born. every year on Terry Fox day we run a few blocks in our school. my mom also got cancer, I think he is a hero, and everyone should respect him!

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

To me Terry Fox is a hero. He inspirers me to do lots of good deeds. Even though he had cancer he still ran to raise money and I love that he cared for people. He wanted people to be inspired to raise money and if he was alive he would be proud that people keep running.

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

To me Terry is a big inspiration because he ran for miles each day and at school each year in September we do a Terry fox run and I hope that I can run a marathon in favor of the big inspiration in my life his name is Terry Fox

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

To me Terry Fox is a huge hero .He really inspires me to go out and try my best when I run for him at the Terry Fox run .Terry also inspire me to try my best all the time were ever I am.Terry is an amazing person and you should run every year for him. Terry should be remembered as a amazing person!

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

To me, Terry is a guy who dreams. He dreamt of a world rid of cancer, even if the cancer rid him of the world first. He is a man who wasn't afraid to make a change. He was an inspiration to a nation; and because of him, the cure for cancer is near, but there are many other dreams like Terry's.

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

wow!Terry Fox is a huge inspiration to basically every Canadian. Terry fox is outstanding I can only run for 7 minute ! I think you ran for a very very good cause. I can't believe what you did was real ! A girl in my class is related to terry! It was so horrible when you died . Have a great day

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

Terry fox to me means hope and the meaning of making a difference and I will always think about him when people say to make a difference in the world and I will think about how many people supported him and how many people tried to continue his legacy and cure cancer.

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

Terry fox had bone cancer. He got his leg removed and got a prosthetic leg. He still ran across Canada and raised money to donate, to fight cancer. He did something great and not just for himself, but for everyone in cancer that has cancer. Terry fox is a hero to Canada.

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

Terry fox to me is a hero, he ran for cancer and fought it for a long time. He suffered greatly but still ran, terry fox gave hope he told us that anyone can fight cancer for as long as you can. Anyone can find a cure.

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

Because Terry sent a message by never giving up. Even if you are having a bad day. Terry had cancer and he ran and ran, we was probably in so much pain. But he wasn't going to give up until he finished the running. He means that he didn't give up on life. Live life to the fullest😀

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

Terry Fox means a lot to me but not only to canada he showed so much hope he was a great young man running for a cause hard to stop but he did not fail if anything he made it because we here in canada still carry on what he started and canadian or not we still run for Terry Fox so we still run

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

Terry means a lot to me for these two reasons. First, he shows a lot of courage which inspires me to do things that I am afraid of. The last thing is how my cousin lou had cancer, if I was him I would be very scared, but Terry showed that you don't have to be afraid.

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

Terry means a lot to me because he did so much to people with cancer.He was such a nice person!He did so much for the world.He helped a bunch of people with cancer.Thanks to him, people didn't die or get really sick.I look up to him because he is a true hero.He did so much for Canada.Thank you Terry

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

Terry Fox was an amazing man, he wanted to help fight cancer. I think Terry exemplified hope because he hoped that he would raise enough money to find a cure for cancer. Also courage. He believed that he could run from one side of Canada to the other with only 2 days of rest! Terry Fox is a hero!

12 04, 2017

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Terry Fox is a here. He fought cancer for us, and for himself. We couldn't ask for a better person than he was. Terry did the impossible, he got his leg amputated. He ran for cancer and occomplished his goal to run across Canada. So We Should All Say A Big Thanks To.....TERRY FOX

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

Terry fox means a lot to me. One thing is that he cared for all those little kids and adults that where in the hospital suffering Terry fox also raised a lot of money. Also Terry fox ran on one foot just for cancer. I think Terry fox did a lot for us and that pain he went through must heart a lot.

12 04, 2017

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What Terry Fox Means To Me… Courageous, Determined and Selfless, Terry Fox is a true hero. He describes the word “benevolent” in my personal heart. He helped others when people similar to him stayed at home. He saw the brightness ahead of him, and used the light to guide him through his Marathon of

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

Terry means hope he is a hero of cancer he ran across canada to help cancer kids and parents. He ran so far with his prosthetic leg and made visits to people who have cancer no won will forget what terry fox did for cancer he is the canadian hero and a cancer hero he will always live on.

12 04, 2017

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Terry fox means alot to me because, when I watched the video of Terry fox trying to raise money to cure cancer, that'll be amazing if I could continue his journey on, but I can't. Terry fox is the one who gave me courage to start practicing singing, dancing, and music. Try to show courage. #Terry

12 04, 2017

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Terry fox means a lot to me he is one of the most important people ever he showed so much courage and hope he would never give up and he did it all for cancer he didn't even have to do this but he did because he loved us all and wanted to help he is the best hero ever in my opinion he is a superhero

12 04, 2017

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Terry means lots to me but here is the most important thing he means the most to me.Well to me Terry showed courage.He never gave up, he keep going and going even with his prosthetic leg he keep going.Terry is the best most amazing talented super hero EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 04, 2017

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Terry Fox is very important to me because he ran all around canada for all the kids and parents who have cancer.Terry Fox also raised money for us. He had courage in himself that we would make a difference in the world.He did such a great job because he only had 2 days of rest.

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

I think Terry mens a lot to me. I think he ran before Easter because Jesus suffered and gave up his life for us, so I think terry is also helping the world and the people who have cancer by fun raising money.

12 04, 2017

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What Terry Fox means to me… Terry Fox, a man who ran for cancer Ever courageous Strong-willed should describe him perfectly His heart and soul Almost never failing to impress a single life Truly benevolent for

12 04, 2017

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terry means to me hero hes a hero because he went through pain and was suffering because he felt like no body should go through what he went through. terry showed so much courage because he knew he was going to dye but he still went across canada to raise money for a cure for cancer

12 04, 2017

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Terry fox you mean the world to me and I can write so much just for you but i have a limite and i think you had lot's of courage to run all around canada and you have a prosthetic leg that show's me you have lot's of courage to raise money for a cure for cancer so can you please pick ME to win .

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

I think terry fox was vary strong and brave to run to save peoples lives even now he had a fake leg he just did it and he didn't care that he had a fake leg he also cared not just about his life but other peoples to.

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

Terry Fox means a lot to me he ran and fought not only for himself but others with cancer. My grandpa had cancer and sadly he lost his life just like Terry, even though Terry's donation couldn't save my grandpa's life he was able to save many more, and hopefully prevent others getting cancer

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

I think Terry Fox showed courage because he was really brave to have the marathon of hope and he also had cancer while running the marathon. Terry Fox raised money for a cancer resource.Terry Fox means a lot to me because for the marathon of hope, he tried to run across canada for us for 143 days.

12 04, 2017

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By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: What Terry Fox Means To Me|0 Comments

terry means a lot to me because he showed me how to do the impossible and that anything is possible if you try and even though he did not get to the end he still did it till the end.we love you terry!