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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Terry fox was brave enough to run across Canada to get a cure for cancer.He never gave up,he had so much courage and believed himself,Terry fox helped so many people to show how brave he is.He's such a Strong Leader and gave us so much inspiration and you will always be running in our hearts!

12 04, 2017

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Terry Fox was a true helpful person. I'm sure everyone loved him he was helping others raising money for all the people who had cancer. He gave up his life up so others could live. He gave up one for all and tried to figure out a cure for cancer and saved a lot of people.

12 04, 2017

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I am a teacher, I look forward to the Terry Fox Run each year. I like to run and I like that it has almost been forty years of students and staff gathering to make the world a better place. I look back at when I was in primary school and it's a neat feeling that I am still running!

12 04, 2017

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What Terry Fox means to me is a person who never gives up, and is someone who raises lots of money for Cancer Research. He is also a person who set a goal and always finished it. I think Terry Fox is one of the best Canadians that ever lived. He is a great example to all Canadians.

12 04, 2017

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I wish i could have met him and it's cool that you ran to raise money for cancer.I admire that he ran for that long and he never gave up. i would love to run with terry fox. i would take a selfie with him. he had cancer in his leg and he was running to raise money for cancer

12 04, 2017

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Terry knew the pain of cancer and wanted to prevent cancer so he started the marathon of hope. He would donate all the founds to charity so no child or adult would be surfer the pain of cancer and yes i would run with him. I would resume his run and make more money for charity.

12 04, 2017

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You are a hero and I know most people like me look up to you. You are very admirable, I wish I could have met you. It would be super exiting. Me and my friends talk about you all the time! I would get a selfie with you and also run with you to support!

12 04, 2017

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Terry was a hero and he didn't think about himself but he thought about everyone else. He started the Marathon of Hope and he inspired Canadians. He had courage and hope and he gave courage and hope to every Canadian. I would want to tell Terry that he was a hero to Canadians.

12 04, 2017

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Hi! If you were still alive, I would thank you over and over again for making a difference in our society. I really enjoy the thought that you started a marathon for cancer you made a difference! I would really run with you if I got the chance to. You almost made it.

12 04, 2017

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Terry Fox is our hope. He is cross the Canada. I want cross the Korea because Korea is not too big and Terry Fox show what hope. Some times I tried but if I can`t I`m always given up but I hear the Terry`s store I want try it.If I grow I`m gonna telling someone what is MARATHON OF HOPE.

12 04, 2017

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Terry Fox almost ran across Canada to raise money to cure cancer which is inspirational. He is still remembered today because of his run across Canada. He ran through a lot of pain and if he were alive today I would try to run with him for a while if he came near my home. Terry fox is a HERO.

12 04, 2017

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You ran and raised money and I think you would be cool to meet. You are a good person to look up to and thousands of people all over Canada do. I think it would be cool to have take a picture with you. It is a shame that you are not alive today. We will always remember you.

12 04, 2017

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Terry Fox, you're a hero to me. The world wouldn't be like it is if you didn't run that marathon, you've inspired many. I wish i could've met you in real life. I can't believe you took that pain like it was nothing, you still ran. I'm so proud of you (I sound like a mom) I hope your happy in heaven.

12 04, 2017

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tarry when i grow up i want to be like you .my brother and sister have asthma i am the only one that do not have it.i secretly sing when i am sad.i love my mom she loves me to and you are a life saver. your the best of them all! tarry fox .

12 04, 2017

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Terry Fox means a person that has hope in his life.A person that never gives up in his dreams.A person that runs in the marathon of hope to raise money for the cure of cancer and for the research.Terry Fox is a person that runs in the marathon no matter how long and hard the road may be.

12 04, 2017

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This is what I would say to terry fox if he was alive today. Can I run 10 k with you because like running, Can I have a picture with you, can you come to are house to have supper, can I have your autograph, can we go to a toilers game, do you want to come to my hockey games. thats what I would say.

12 04, 2017

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I think terry fox is a hero because he has helped a lot of people during his life and he has also helped my auntie Karen I forget what kind of cancer she had but she fought it and it did not come back after that and I am so grateful for that thank u so much.

12 04, 2017

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Terry Fox inspires me because he had a dream.He wanted to achieve his goal of the marathon across Canada and he went after it.Even though he couldn't achieve it himself,he got the help of Canada.Also,he got people across Canada to come together and help achieve a goal.

12 04, 2017

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I really inspired by Terry because, if he had run earlier (before march during the year 2005) then I would have had the chance to see my grandfather, who died when I was about one years old. If I could have one wish, I would make it be that I could see my grandfather and see how great he is.

12 04, 2017

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Terry Fox is the embodiment of what all canadians would like to be. He did what others were scared, and he had almost accomplished what seemed impossible. To me, Terry is like the big brother I never had met :) -Joseph Makela, Grade 8 @ Featherston Drive Public School

12 04, 2017

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Terry inspires me to continue finding the best ways to benefit our society. He is also the major reason that I find time to practice dance and music because if he can run with a prosthetic leg, I can memorise my dance and songs for band.

12 04, 2017

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Terry is not only a inspiration for my family and friends who have battled through cancer, but also an inspiration to all young people. He showed them no matter how ordinary you or others think you are, you can have a big positive impact on the world.

12 04, 2017

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Terry is not only a beacon of hope and courage for Canada, but for the entire world. His initiative has helped countless Canadians, and if everybody, like Terry, can contribute to what they care about, the world would be a safer and happier place. Thank you Terry.

12 04, 2017

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Terry Fox to me is a role model and I find it very inspiring what he did to help cancer research and how many people followed in his footsteps I hope to be like him or at least come close to what his done. Finally, I would like to add that every couple of years a true hero sparks but he was special

12 04, 2017

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Terry Fox is a huge inspiration and motivator. When my younger cousin got cancer we did everything we could to cheer him up and made sure he didn't lose faith. We told him about Terry's story and he was amazed by his hope. So thank you Terry for giving my younger cousin hope.

12 04, 2017

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The funding for cancer research that the Marathon of Hope started gave my aunt a better treatment. Even though she still passed away, Terry's story gave us hope through those tough years and continues to fill me with hope today. Terry took the tragedy of cancer and turned it into something inspiring

12 04, 2017

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

I wanted to take a minute to say Terry means hope and perseverance most to me among all his amazing qualities. His humility and work ethic are truly amazing and emanate Canadian qualities. It is amazing that he continues to inspire new generations of Canadians and people all around the world!