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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:37 am 
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Thirty years ago today, Terry Fox began his inspiring "Marathon of Hope", with the dream of running across the country and raising what was then a staggering $1 million for cancer research.

Three decades later, more than $500 million has been raised in his name since his story of courage and determination became the stuff of Canadian legend.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:02 pm 
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I was hoping to post a "heart" icon in response. He is still my Canadian hero. I remember when he was going to be running through our neighbourhood .... I was 11 years old, and thought he was the CUTEST guy I'd ever seen. I had the biggest crush on him. What his memory has done for cancer research is unheard of. Kids diagnosed today with the same cancer that he had now have a 90% chance of survival, and that's just in the past 30 years. Terry was only given about 25%.

I hope that this year's Terry Fox run gets a boost of PR! Our schools barely acknowledge it these days.


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