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Inspiring News:

Inspiring News Terry Fox

Terry Fox:

Terry Fox 18 years old Diagnosed with cancer in his knee Leg was amputated

Terry Fox:

Terry Fox Wanted to do something to raise money for cancer Decided to run across Canada

Terry Fox:

Terry Fox

Terry Fox:

Terry Fox Trained for 14 months Wanted to raise 1 million dollars for cancer research On April 12, 1980 he started his “ Marathon of Hope ”

Terry Fox:

Terry Fox Ran a marathon every day Marathon = 42 km Woke up at 4 am; run 18 km Take a break Afternoon; run 24 km

Terry Fox:

Terry Fox Collected donations as he ran No one knew him at the beginning of his run, but soon he became famous Decided to change his goal Original goal = 1 million dollars Now he wanted 24 million dollars; 1 dollar per person in Canada

Terry Fox:

Terry Fox Unfortunately his caner returned, this time in his lungs He had to stop his run in Thunder Bay

Terry Fox:

Terry Fox

Terry Fox:

Terry Fox Went to hospital A few days later a telethon was organized This telethon raised 10 million dollars

Terry Fox:

Terry Fox Died June 28 th 1981 He was 22 years old

Terry Fox:

Terry Fox People still continue to raise money for cancer Every year many cities have a ‘Terry Fox Run” to raise money for cancer research

Terry Fox:

Terry Fox Inspires many Canadians to help others National hero

Terry Fox:

Terry Fox