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14 Photos That Prove Terry Fox's Legacy Is Alive And Well

04/12/2015 02:39 EDT | Updated 04/13/2015 02:59 EDT

April 12 marks the 35th anniversary of the start of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, the cross-Canada cancer fundraiser that made history.

While many years have passed since the Canadian icon's run ended due to illness, the country hasn't forgotten his dream.

Every year, Canada — and the world — runs to remember Fox's hope and determination.

Here are 14 photos that prove his legacy is alive and well:

St. John's, April 12, 1980: Terry Fox starts his run


St. John's, April 12, 2015: Newfoundlanders pay tribute


Halifax, May 1980


Halifax, April 12, 2015


Toronto, July 12, 1980

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(Photo: Jeremy Gilbert/CP)

Toronto, April 12, 2015

He began the Marathon of Hope 35 years ago. Spotted on Yonge St. #terryfox

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Southern Ontario, July 13, 1980

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(Photo: Peter Martin/CP)

Ottawa, July 2, 1980

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Ottawa, Sept. 15, 2002

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Northern Ontario, August 13, 1980

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Vancouver, Sept. 19, 2010: The 30th annual Terry Fox Run

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Havana, March 20, 2010

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Bahrain, Jan. 18, 2002: Then-Deputy Prime Minister John Manley with officials from Canada and Bahrain during the Terry Fox run

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Bombay, Feb, 8, 2004: A police officer stands guard as school children participate in the Terry Fox Run

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