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I ran with Terry

April 9th, 2018|

I ran with Terry I was training for the Mtl Marathon. As a journalist with radio station CJAD I was asked to cover his arrival in Mtl by greeting him on the Jacques Cartier bridge and running him into the center of town. Accompanied by the CBC's Sta Gibbons and Peter Della Riva, place kicker for the Mtl Alouettes we accompanied him the 6-7 km to destination stopping a couple of times along the way for live interviews on the radio. I remember how impressed we were that he would run a full (42km) marathon every day on one [...]

Lasting Impact

April 8th, 2018|

Lasting Impact As an 11 year old living in Ontario, I remember my nest friend’s mom calling us to ‘come see this boy on tv!’ We followed Terry on tv and in the newspapers all that summer, and sang along when the local radio station played Run, Terry Run. We were enthralled... star struck. The idea that one young man (along with his trusty companions) could inspire a nation with such a selfless act was truly amazing. I’ve been a run organizer now for 8 years, and this is what I tell my participants: Terry taught us that any one [...]

End of the line – Thunder Bay

April 8th, 2018|

End of the line - Thunder Bay I was working in Thunder Bay for Ontario Hydro and I remember being so excited about Terry Fox getting close to Thunder Bay on his cross Canada marathon. I was working in construction and a large group of us organized a cheering crew for when he arrived in the City. This did not happen and his run was terminated due to his health issues. We did not understand at the time the magnitude of his health problems and felt sad that his Marathon was cut short after performing a tremendous effort and [...]

An amazing welcome – an amazing inspiration

April 8th, 2018|

An amazing welcome - an amazing inspiration I saw Terry Fox run into London on July 17, 1980. It was a very hot, very humid day, and Terry and his escort came running down Dundas Street past where we were waiting in front of the Armouries. The crowd was enormous, and the atmosphere was electric as people waited for him to arrive. The runners who were with Terry were carrying buckets, and people were literally opening up their wallets and dumping the contents in. They had great smiles on their faces. Terry was running along with his distinctive gait [...]

The Circle of Life

April 8th, 2018|

The Circle of Life When Terry Fox ran across our country I was there in Ottawa. I was an 11 year old boy attending an Ottawa Rough Riders football game when Terry Fox came out to kick the ceremonial kick-off, the ball didn't fly through the air or go very far, but it didn't matter the Ottawa crowd cheered so loud you would have thought that Terry had just kicked the winning field goal in the Grey Cup. This story was just the beginning, as fate would have it I would be diagnosed with Cancer not once but twice. [...]

Near the end

April 8th, 2018|

Near the end - I remember that year seeing the commercials for Terry's cross Canada run. I lived in the small town of Nipigon about 1 hour drive east of Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay is where Terry's run ended. I wasn't very close to the road but I saw the cars going by that accompanied him. I do remember seeing him with that familiar hop. I was fortunate to experience this part of Canadian history. Jamie Hardy

meeting at the Causeway.

April 8th, 2018|

Meeting at the Causeway. I met Terry one morning at the Cape Breton side of the causeway. It was about 7:00 AM. There was not a lot of people there. We saw Billy Joe Mac Lean who was mayor at the time and stopped to see what was going on. In the next few minutes Terry came around the turn and impressed me to no end by what he was doing. This was early in the run and not too many were following. I had heard of the run and was very surprised to be able to be there [...]

The day I met Terry fox

April 8th, 2018|

The day I met Terry fox I remember when I was 8 years old I was in my father's suburban going from blind river Ontario to my grandma's house my dad was heading to work at the uranium mines in elliot lake with his car pool I looked out the window and saw someone running on the highway we stopped it was Terry fox,he was sun burned and bleeding a bit from his leg I asked Terry "are you ok" Terry replied I'm OK kid and he smiled and said cancer will be beaten ,I gave Terry my $10.00 [...]

The making of a childhood hero

April 8th, 2018|

The making of a childhood hero Good morning, I don’t know why but I woke up this morning thinking of Terry so I decide to check up his storey to remember the date he started and when would be the next marathon of hope. And what do you know it’s today...Anyways I was 7yrs old living in Burnaby BC when he started running, I remember watching him on our t.v. Everyday I would watch him do so. I was fascinated by his courage to run in despite of his handicap and the maritimes harsh weather(rain, and wind)He had eclipsed [...]

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