(1958-1981)While in remission from cancer, Terry Fox set out to run across Canada in 1980 to raise money for cancer research. Despite having lost his right leg to the disease, this determined athlete ran 5,373 kilometres - nearly a marathon a day for 143 straight days - before being forced to stop east of this spot in the community of Shuniah when his cancer returned. His "Marathon of Hope" captivated Canadians with its bold humanitarianism, transformed our vocabulary about personal courage, and revolutionized fund-raising. To date, hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised by Fox and in his name to the benefit of cancer sufferers around the world. The heroic nature and tragic interruption of his run have made Terry Fox an enduring Canadian icon.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16U E 339782 N 5372454|
|Decimal Degrees||48.48478333, -89.16826667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 48° 29.087', W 89° 10.096'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||48° 29' 5.22" N, 89° 10' 5.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1000 ON-11, Thunder Bay Ontario P7A 0A1, CA|
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