September 26

Canadian Hero

Who was Terry Fox? If you are visiting from another part of the world besides Canada, you may not know who this famous Canadian was.

Terry Fox was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and quite simply, a hero. He had lost his leg to cancer when he was 18. He decided to try and run across Canada to raise a million dollars for cancer research. He ran about a marathon every day for 143 days beginning in 1980.

Unfortunately, Terry didn’t quite finish his Marathon of Hope, as he called it, as the cancer had spread and he passed away on June 28, 1981. In his words, he said,

It’s got to keep going without me.

And that’s exactly what we did this week at our own school, and at schools and cities around the world. We celebrate Terry’s legacy and continue to run and raise funds for cancer research.

In case you are visiting us from far away and haven’t heard of Terry Fox, have a look at the video below to get a picture of who he was and how he inspires then and now.

What can we learn from Terry?

Who do you run for?

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Posted September 26, 2019 by MrsS in category Teacher Talk

4 thoughts on “Canadian Hero

  1. Zoe

    Dear Mrs. Sullivan,
    I think that the Terry Fox run is for a great cause, and Terry Fox is a great inspiration to kids all around the world.


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