Friday, 18 September 2009

Terry Fox

Terry's "Marathon of Hope" starts at St. John's, Newfoundland (Canada) on April 12, 1980. His friend, Doug Alward, is his (support) driver. He put his leg into the Atlantic Ocean. If he runs, he can give money to kids who have cancer and help them.

The marathon finishes at Thunder Bay (Ontario), because there is a bad pain in his lungs. The cancer has spread. Now there is a statue of him there (pictured). He is facing west, running towards his home in British Columbia.(Terry died a month before his 23rd birthday)

The first Terry Fox Run was in Canada, in week three of September, 1981. There are lots of Terry Fox Runs all over Canada. Young and old, healthy and sick, two-legged people and people in wheelchairs all take part in it to raise money for cancer research.

He is an amazing person because he ran a very long way with only one good leg, to help people who have cancer. He is a Hero. We did a Terry Fox Run in my old school in Beijing every year.

Posted for Toshiya