Terry Fox’s legacy still felt over 40 years later

Almost every Canadian has heard of the name Terry Fox. Over 40 years ago the young man set out on his Marathon of Hope. Fox lost his right leg due to cancer and decided to embark on the long trek across Canada to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and treatment. Sadly, the disease claimed his life before he could finish what he started. The Terry Fox Walk was hosted at Henderson Lake in Lethbridge today by the Green Acres Foundation. Fox’s uncle who shares his namesake came down to take part in the event. BCN’s Micah Quinn has the story.

Fox’s uncle says he has amazing memories of his late nephew.

The Terry Fox Foundation has raised more than $850 million and funded 1,300 cancer research projects since 1980.

Staff with the Green Acres Foundation said the Terry Fox Walk is a great way to get seniors out for a stroll and help spread the word about the remarkable work that Fox did to further cancer research in Canada. 

If you can’t get enough of Terry Fox the main run will take place at the Legacy Park Picnic Shelter on Sunday at 11am.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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