Download higher res version here Terry's message... On April 12, 1980 Terry Fox dipped his foot into the Atlantic Ocean in Newfoundland, transforming the course of cancer research in Canada. The suffering he saw in the cancer wards compelled him to act. The Marathon of Hope is turning 40 years old and the message is as timely as ever. Terry asked every Canadian for a dollar. This week, we are asking you to give to cancer research, if you can. Terry stepped forward in 1980, we must do the same now. Cancer patients can’t wait for this global crisis to abate, nor can the researchers who have made it their life’s work to save lives. Thank you, Canada, for working every day to take Terry’s marathon across the finish line. "I want to set an example that will never be forgotten" - Terry Fox Download image Download image Download image Terry Fox Trivia Have some fun while testing your knowledge of the start of Terry's Marathon of Hope. Play Now!
COVID-19 Update At The Terry Fox Foundation, our volunteers, donors and supporters are part of our extended family. We are thinking about everyone’s safety and health as COVID-19 changes life as we know it. We wanted to let you know that we are monitoring the situation closely and will keep you updated on any impact this pandemic may have on Terry Fox activities. 40 years ago, Terry asked us all to come together as a nation, to inspire each other for a greater good. Today, while we cannot come together physically for now, we can continue his example of thinking of others. In these trying times thank you for taking care of your families, yourself and each other. Please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website for more information regarding COVID-19. Thank you, The Team at The Terry Fox Foundation
Terry Fox Run Hong Kong 2018 - The day in pictures "Terry Fox Run Hong Kong 2018 was another great Run! Thank you to all sponsors, volunteers and participants!" "谢谢所有赞助商 志愿者和参与者!" Sincerely, TFR Hong Kong Organizing Committee #terryfoxrunhk #outruncancer #marathonofhope #terryfox "I want to set an example that will never be forgotten" - Terry Fox Register for Terry Fox Run Hong Kong Photos generously submitted by the Terry Fox Hong Kong Organizing Committee.
Here I am 1 year later in remission. I was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma in May of 2016 after 9 months of tests. I did 12 rounds of bi- weekly chemo and here I am 1 year later in remission. I participate every year in the walk on behalf of my mother and this year I want to proudly wear a Red shirt. Deanna Synard Support my Efforts
New Canada 150 Stamp Honour's Terry Fox Terry Fox’s sister unveils stamp honouring Canadian icon and one of Canada’s unforgettable moments of last 50 years. Judith Fox was in Newfoundland on May 25 to launch a new stamp honouring her brother’s remarkable Marathon of Hope. Terry’s run inspired Canadians, captivated a country, and launched a lasting legacy across Canada and around the world. Judith unveiled Canada Post’s stamp at a ceremony at St. John’s City Hall, not far from Mile 0 – the spot where the Marathon of Hope began on April 12, 1980 when Terry Fox dipped his artificial right leg into the Atlantic Ocean. Children from Roncalli Elementary in St. John’s also participated in the ceremony and proudly displayed posters explaining how Fox has inspired them to believe they can achieve whatever goals they have in life. Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope is one of the most identifiable and cherished events in Canadian history. It remains an enduring symbol of courage, selflessness and hope.
Spring 2017 Newsletter Improving the Lives of Patients with Multiple Myeloma A $5-million investment in New Brunswick is bringing attention to a lesser known cancer found in the bone and bone marrow. A team made up of researchers and clinicians found across Canada, led by UNB’s Dr. Tony Reiman, are investigating how the disease can be identified, monitored and treated in hopes of changing how patients are cared for. Watch here Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada Museum Exhibit Moving West After a very successful presentation at the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec, this touching exhibit is on the move with stops at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener, the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg and the Royal BC Museum in Victoria. Read More How Many Times Can We Run Across Canada Join the Running Room as they kick off the celebration and fundraising for the 2017 Terry Fox Run. In 2016, participants of the Marathon of Hope Celebration crossed Canada over thirteen times (close to 100,000 kms)! Read More Dr. Pam Ohashi Wants to Teach Your Immune System to Fight Cancer The Terry Fox Research Institute awarded a grant to Dr. Ohashi this past fall to research how to stimulate the immune system to directly kill cancer cells. With a focus on serous ovarian cancer, the project aims to expand treatment options for ovarian cancer patients. Read More