One-leg cancer patient crossed Canada to raise funds for cancer research

Terry Fox

Terry Fox was a Canadian distance runner. In 1980, 21 years old Fox got cancer and one of his legs had to be amputated. An idea crossed his mind later, he wanted to begin a cross-country run to raise funds for cancer research. On April 12, 1980, Fox’s long distance running started. He insisted on running for 143 days and had ran 5,373 kilometers (3,339 miles )until the cancer cells spread to his lungs forcing him to end the quest, the distance run had raised $1.7 million. He died on June 28, 1981, but he lived in our hearts forever. People made the statue to commemorate him.


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