Did you watch the premiere of the Terry Fox story last night? In the name of raising awareness about cancer, Terry ran a marathon on one good leg and one prothesis. And he did it again. And again. Until he did it 143 consecutive days. His goal was to run across Canada. If you want to be inspired to do something great, to make a difference, to impact others in an amazing way, you need to watch this. Next showing on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 1 PM on ESPN Classic.
Here is the Trailer:
I have known of Terry Fox for most of my adult life. I ran in a Terry Fox Run in my hometown of Bangor, ME during high school. He was 22 years old when he passed away, the age that I was when I was diagnosed. Terry Fox didn’t want to be a hero or be looked at as a savior, but he was determined that cancer could be cured and that naturally, fundraising and raising awareness was the start of the process.
According to Wikipedia, The Terry Fox Run is the world’s largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research and over $500 million dollars (Canadian) have been raised via this event since 1981. You can learn more at http://www.terryfox.org/.
- Terry Fox on 30 For 30: History, Video of Canadian Icon (nowpublic.com)
- Terry Fox Run – 30th Anniversary (broadcasting-brain.com)
- Three decades after his death, Terry Fox’s inspiration runs strong (nationalpost.com)
- Thousands take part in 30th annual Terry Fox Run (theprovince.com)