Terry Fox Run Ottawa
Terry Fox was a first-year kinesiology student at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Burnaby, B.C. When he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer), he lost his right leg above the knee. His final year at SFU became the Marathon of Hope - a 3,339-mile run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. His vision, leadership, courage and hope continue to inspire people of all ages around the world as a Canadian legend.
The Terry Fox Foundation is responsible for supporting close to $20 million in discovery based research each year in Canada - all monies raised outside Canada must be distributed to (a) an institute approved by the Foundation and its advisors or (b) remitted to Canada.
The Foundation recognizes the duality of its mandate. Not only does it raise money for research, but it also continues to share the story of Terry Fox. The Terry Fox Foundation strives to maintain the heroic effort and integrity that Terry embodied.