Terry Fox

'Terry Fox Day': Coming Soon, To This Province

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government plans to change the name of the province's August civic holiday to Terry Fox Day.Fox was born in Winnipeg on July 2...

More Signs You Grew Up In Vancouver In The '80s

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

We took a trip down memory lane with 34 Signs You Grew Up In Vancouver In The '80s, but many of you let us know that we missed many other markers of y...

Terry Fox Draws Crowd, 33 Years After His Death

CP | Adrian Lee, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Marathon of Hope runner Terry Fox's attempted cross-Canada run to raise money for cancer research earned him a place on Canada's Walk of Fam...

How Two Brothers Decided To Ride Out Cancer

The Huffington Post B.C. | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The day Francis Jean learned of his brother Remi’s cancer diagnosis, life changed for the Vancouver-based optometrist. That was back in 2007. In ...

Terry Fox's Museum Honour

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

OTTAWA - For three decades, Terry Fox's mother and father held on to boxes upon boxes of handwritten letters, poems, lovingly painted artwork and othe...

Thousands Run In Fox's Hometown

CBC | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Thousands of people flocked to Terry Fox’s hometown of Port Coquitlam, B.C., to take part in the annual run in his honour on Sunday. "I...

The Real-Life Six Million Dollar Man (and Children)

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Stepping off the wheelchair-accessible relay bus to join my childhood hero in the final leg of his cross-Canada journey, I watched diners leave meals half eaten to cheer him on, bystanders, one after the other, breaking from the ranks to run and touch him. Who was this man?

Sporting a New 'Do During Terry Fox Week

Silken Laumann | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

A teen girl's 12-inch-long, sandy brown locks were sheared this weekend as part of the Terry Fox Great Canadian Hair "Do". As a parent, I marvel at the courage of young people such as these, and their ability to transcend the real insecurity and self consciousness of the teen years.

Canada's Son, My Hero

Mike Anderson | Posted 08.31.2011 | Canada
Mike Anderson

"I'm going to bike across Canada this summer, you in?" The words floated out of my roommate's mouth mouth like he was asking if I wanted to go see a movie. I had no idea how to answer. Yet, just a few months later, I dipped the tire of my new road bike into the Atlantic and I thought of Terry Fox.

Terry Fox: 30 Years Later

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- VANCOUVER - In this world of multimillion-dollar athletes and badly behaved celebrities, it comes as no surprise to Lorne Davies...

Terry Fox Mom Betty Battles Cancer

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.03.2011 | Canada

Terry Fox's mother, Betty Fox, is seriously ill, but is not battling cancer as reported in the Toronto Sun, the family confirmed in a statement Friday...