On September 1, 1980, the one-legged Terry Fox had to stop his cross-Canada marathon near Thunder Bay, 143 days after he began. The cancer that took his leg had returned and Terry died in June 1981, a month short of his 23rd birthday. Since then, Canadians have been running in Terry’s memory to raise money for cancer research.
As a result of COVID-19, this year’s runs have/will be virtual. There’s also a new song dedicated to Terry by Vic Macina. Here it is.
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