Terry Fox 1958 - 1981

Terry Fox 1958 - 1981 (HM17FM)

Location: Ottawa, ON 46714 Ottawa Division
Country: Canada
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N 45° 25.393', W 75° 41.887'

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The Greatness of the Human Spirit

— L'eminence du courage de l'homme —

"I was lucky to do what I did. How many people ever get a chance to do something that they really believe in."
Terry Fox

On April 12, 1980, Terry Fox began his dream to run across Canada in support of cancer research by dipping his artificial leg into the Atlantic waters off St. John's, Newfoundland. Terry's run, which he called the 'Marathon of Hope', would do so much more by uniting Canadians in support of his heroic desire to better the lives of others.

On September 1, near Thunder Bay, Ontario, and 5,373 kilometers later, Terry's footsteps ceased as cancer reclaimed his body. Ten months later, it would claim his life. Yet Terry's heroism and determination live on in the hearts of not only Canadians but all people worldwide who continue to pursue his dreams by raising money annually in the fight against cancer. Terry's steps still echo in the legacy he continues to weave today through the example he set for all of us: that dreams can come true.

This plaque was unveiled by Terry's parents, Becky and Rolland Fox, on the occasion of the rededication of the Terry Fox statue July 1, 1998

In the presence of
His Excellency the Right Honourable Rom?o LeBlanc, Governor General of Canada
the Right Honourable Jean Chr?tien, Prime Minister of Canada
the Honourable Sheila Copps, Minister of Canadian Heritage
Mr. Bob Chiarelli, Regional Chair - Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton
?J'ai ?t? chanceux de faire ce que j'ai fait. Combien de gens arrivent ? r?aliser leurs r?ves??
Terry Fox

Le 12 avril 1980, Terry Fox trempait sa jambe artifcielle dans l'Atlantique ? St. John's (Terre-Neuve) et entreprenait de traverser le Canada ? la course jusqu'au Pacifique afin de soutenir la recherche sur le cancer. Son ?Marathon de l'espoir?, ainsi qu'il l'appelait, ferait bien davantage: il rallierait les Canadiennes et les Canadiens ? sa noble cause, soit celle d'am?liorer le sort des autres.

Le 1er septembre, pr de Thunder Bay (Ontario), apr avoir franchi 5373 kilom?tres, Terry flanchair sous les assauts renouvel du cancer. Dix mois plus tard, la maladie l'emportait. Son h?rome et sa d?termination se perp?tuent aujourd'hui dans le coeur de tous ceux et celles qui, au Canada et partout dans le monde, suivent son exemple en levant annuellement des fonds pour lutter contre cette terrible maladie. Les pas de Terry ne ronnent plus sur le pav?, mais leur ?cho est bien vivant dans le message qu'il nous a l?gu?: tous les r?ves peuvent devenir r?alit?.

Cette nouvelle d?dicace de la statue ?lev?e ? la m?moire de Terry a ?t? d?voil?e par ses parents, Betty et Rolland Fox, le 1er juillet 1998

En prence
de Son Excellence le tr honorable Rom?o LeBlanc, Gouverneur g?n?ral du Canada
du tr honorable Jean Chr?tien, Premier ministre du Canada
de l'honorable Shiela Copps, ministre du Patrimoine canadien
de M. Bob Chiarelli, prident r?gional - Municipalit? r?gionale d'Ottawa-Carleton

[Statue information]
Sculpture: John Hooper, Hampton N.B. 1983
Commissioned by the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton
Command?e par la municipalit? r?gionale d'Ottawa-Carleton
HM NumberHM17FM
Year Placed1998
Placed ByRegional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton / la municipalit? r?gionale d'Ottawa-Carleton
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 9:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 445384 N 5030203
Decimal Degrees45.42321667, -75.69811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 25.393', W 75° 41.887'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 25' 23.58" N, 75° 41' 53.22" W
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Area Code(s)260
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 82-88 Ottawa 34, Ottawa ON 46714, CA
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