On Sunday September 20th Canadians around the world will run, walk and roll in the annual Terry Fox Run. In 1980, just 2 years after losing his leg to cancer, 21-year old Terry Fox set out on his Marathon of Hope to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Sunday’s run marks 40 years since that heroic attempt, but Terry’s dream of eradicating cancer lives on.
This week we spoke with Fred Fox, Terry’s older brother and manager of supporter relations at the Terry Fox Foundation. Together with his siblings, Fred is working tirelessly to help oversee and protect Terry Fox’s legacy for future generations.