On this day: Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope Ended

On this day in 1980, illness forced Terry Fox to abandon his Marathon of Hope, in which he was running across Canada at the equivalent of a full marathon every day, to raise awareness and funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. He died of cancer nine months later. Annual Terry Fox Runs across the country raise millions of dollars for cancer research. A monument outside Thunder Bay marks the point where he had to stop. Photosphere by Bryan Evans.

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