Terry Foxs' Life

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  • Terry Fox was Born

    Terry Fox was Born
    Terry was born to parents Betty and Rolly Fox in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Terry had a heart condition called Left Ventricular Hypertrophy.
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    Terry Fox's Life

    A timeline about Terry Fox's life and impacts
    By- Juliana Beeson
  • Car Crash

    Car Crash
    Terry Fox was driving back home along Port Coquitlam's highway in his car when he was distracted by a bridge construction site, and his car slammed into a half-ton truck. Terry came out with only a hurt right knee
  • Terry is Diagnosed.

    Terry is Diagnosed.
    After feeling pain in his right knee, Terry was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. This is a form of cancer that very often starts at the knee, then works its way up into the muscles and tendons. At this time, the only way to treat his condition was to amputate his right leg a little above the knee. Terry believed that the injury from the earlier car crash had weakened his knee, though the doctors didn't agree.
  • Terry Creates the Marathon of Hope

    Terry Creates the Marathon of Hope
    Terry decided to run from one coast of Canada to the other in order to raise money for cancer research. By creating the Marathon of Hope, Fox's goal was to raise $1 from every Canadian citizen. Because of Terry's heart condition, a heart specialist warned him that there was a chance of him dying, but even though Fox felt the dangerous symptoms, he went on with his plan.
  • Connected to Terry creates the Marathon of Hope

    Connected to Terry creates the Marathon of Hope
    Terry Fox begins training for the Marathon of Hope by running one-quarter of a mile. After all his traing, 14 months later, Fox had run 5,085 kilometres.
  • Terry gets Sponsors

    Terry gets Sponsors
    Terry Fox began to fight cancer by sending a letter to the Canadian Cancer Society. Terry wrote more letters to Imperial Oil, Adidas, the Ford Motor Company and several other companies "asking for gas, a vehicle, running shoes, and money respectively." Terry Fox also sent out a couple more letters asking for grants for a new running leg. Now that Terry had the sponsors he needed, he could begin the Marathon of Hope.
  • The Marathon of Hope Begins

    The Marathon of Hope Begins
    Fox began by dipping his artificial leg in the Atlantic Ocean at St. John's, Newfoundland. He hoped to dip it in the Pacific Ocean when he arrived in Victoria, British Columbia. He also got two bottles filled with Atlantic Ocean water. He planned to keep one as a souvenir and pour the other one into the Pacific Ocean. He was going to run about 42 km a day.
  • Terry is Running

    Terry is Running
    Fox successfully ran through Atlantic Canada and Quebec before receiving an enthusiastic welcome in Ontario. Crowds of people were lining the streets, cheering him on. In Toronto, on the 11th of July, Darryl Sittler gave Terry his NHL all-star team sweater.
  • Bone Cancer had Spreaded.

    Bone Cancer had Spreaded.
    Terry couldn't complete his run, due to the bone cancer that had spread to his lungs. Terry's right lung had a lump the size of a golf ball and his left lung had a lump the size of an onion. He had to stop the run on September 1, 1980, north-east of Thunder Bay, Ontario. After 143 days. he had run about 5,373 km through many provinces including Nova Sctoia, PEI and Ontario.
  • CTV helps out

    CTV helps out
    When Terry Fox was forced to stop, CTV organized a nationwide telethon trying to raise more funds for cancer research. It was so successful that $10.5 million was raised that day. Celebrities who came in and all the campaigns were so successful that by February 1981, $24.17 million had been raised, and Fox's dream of having every Canadian donate one dollar was accomplished.
  • Terry Fox Foundation was Founded

    Terry Fox Foundation was Founded
    The 'Terry Fox Foundation' was founded in 1981, and chose to raise money by holding a run that took place that year. It was a success with over 300,000 runners, raising around $3.5 million. .The current National Director of the Terry Fox Foundation is Darrell Fox, Terry's younger brother, who went with Terry on the Marathon of Hope. This run is the single largest single-day cancer fundraiser in the world.
  • Terry Dies

    Terry Dies
    In June 1981, Terry got pneumonia, and on June 27, he went into a coma. He died June 28th, at 4:35 a.m., which was his preferred hour to run. It was a year after his run and he was almost twenty three. Flags were flown at half-staff on Canadian government buildings all over Canada and overseas while Terry Fox's family retreated home to prepare for his burial.
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    Terry's Impacts on the World and Cancer Research

  • Steve Fonyo completes Terry Fox's run.

    Steve Fonyo completes Terry Fox's run.
    A cancer survivor named Steve Fonyo inspired by Fox, completed the full length of Fox's course in 1984 and 1985 and raised over 13 million for cancer research. Fonyo's left leg had been amputated.
  • 2nd Greatest Canadian

    2nd Greatest Canadian
    In a public opinion poll, Terry Fox was voted the most famous Canadian of the 20th century. He was voted number two on The Greatest Canadian list.
  • Great Canadian Head Shave

    Great Canadian Head Shave
    Every year Terry Fox supporters find new ways to make their mark against cancer. One of our most exciting new initiatives over the last couple of years is the Great Canadian Shave. The 4th Annual Great Canadian Shave will take place during the Canada Day Weekend July 1-3, 2010
  • $400 Million has been made in Terry's name

    $400 Million has been made in Terry's name
    To this day, more than $400 million has been raised all over the world for cancer research in Terry's name through the annual Terry Fox Run.
  • This Year's Terry Fox Run

    This Year's Terry Fox Run
    This Year's National Terry Fox Run day. Even today, people are celebrating the dream which Terry had, by having a run in his name, once a year.