Dear Readers: As the publisher and editor of the Homespunspa Ewesletter, I have decided to go beyond the usual scope of presenting recipes for sleep and beauty and include instead this article about a Canadian hero, Terry Fox.
Terry Fox Ran 42 Kilometers Every Day for Cancer Research
How Far will You Go?
Terry Fox is a Canadian icon whose dream was to find a cure for cancer. He challenged every Canadian to donate $1 towards the fight and his hope was realized in 1981 when the fund totaled $24.17 million. When Terry began his Marathon of Hope in 1980, it was something that had never been attempted before and he captured a nation. Terry ran through ice storms, summer heat and against bitter winds, through fishing villages and big cities. Though he shunned the notion himself, people were calling him a hero. He still saw himself as simple little Terry Fox, from Port Coquitlam, BC average in everything but determination.
When he realized he couldn't complete his journey, Terry helped lay out the concept for an annual event. Today, Terry Fox Runs are held in over 130 communities across BC and the Yukon, throughout Canada and in over 50 countries in the world. Despite the many events that are held these days, the Terry Fox Run remains one of a kind. There is no registration fee, it is grassroots driven and supports all types of cancer research.
Join us at the Victoria 2004 Terry Fox Run On SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2004
Parking Lot 8 (next to the Law Building)
University of Victoria
Run, walk or bike 3 km or 7.5 km.
Everyone is welcome this year's goal is 1000 participants!
“If you have given one dollar, you are part of the Marathon of Hope.”
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