Bringing to life a magnificent public space in the heart of Toronto, inspired by Terry Fox.
Terrance Stanley " Terry" Fox was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he embarked on the Marathon of Hope, a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after running the equivalent of a marathon a day for 143 consecutive days, covering 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi) - a quest which ultimately cost him his life. His efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy. The annual Terry Fox Run, first held in 1981, has grown to involve millions of participants in over 60 countries and is now the world's largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research; over $650 million has been raised in his name to date.
The Terry Fox Legacy Project is a grass-roots initiative to establish a prominent tribute to Terry Fox in the heart of Toronto, our province’s capital.
The project has gained momentum and champions in Toronto who agree it’s time to build a lasting public legacy to our world-renowned Canadian hero. This humble young man sought to alleviate the suffering of others. The example Terry set with his noble yet selfless pursuit of a cure for cancer has inspired discovery, innovation and perseverance in people of all ages around the globe for four decades.
By modelling hope, optimism and the power of possibility, he united our country.
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