April 12, 1980 – St John’s, Newfoundland: Terry Fox dipped his artificial leg into the Atlantic Ocean to begin his odyssey. He ran an average of 42 kilometres a day (26 miles) through six provinces.
September 1, 1980 – After 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles) Terry stopped running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario; his primary cancer had spread to his lungs. Before returning to BC for treatment Terry said, “I’m gonna do my very best. I’ll fight. I promise I won’t give up.”
February 1, 1981 – Terry’s hope of raising $1 from every Canadian to fight cancer was realized. The national population was 24.1 million and the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope fund totaled $24.17 million.
June 28, 1981 – After treatment with chemotherapy and interferon, Terry died at Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, British Columbia – one month short of his twenty-third birthday.
In honour of the 35th anniversary of Terry’s run, the Terry Fox Foundation is once again attempting to raise $1 per Canadian or roughly $35 million.
September 20, 2015 – We can help make that goal a reality! Please join or sponsor our Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter Team. For more details, click HERE or visit http://www.terryfox.ca/torontotridelta!
Thanks to Carly Klassen, Krystal Mercer, Michelle Mercer and Sandra Porter for joining the team, and to everyone who has supported us so far, including Lauren Bernard, Katie Blundell, Ivy Bojmic, Jena Crone, Nancy Gahm, Carrie Illsley, Laura Knapp, Laura Leach, Elizabeth Melo, Sue Weston and Corinne Winnel.