"I just wish people would realize the anything is possible if you try, dreams are made if people try."
Terry Fox (1958-1981)
While in remission from cancer, Terry Fox set out to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. Despite having lost his right leg to the disease, this determined athlete ran 5,373 kilometres - nearly a "Marathon of Hope," which began in St. John's on April 12, 1980, captivated Canadians with its bold humanitarianism, transformed our vocabulary about personal courage, and revolutionized fund-raising. To date, hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised by Fox and in his name to the benefit of cancer sufferers around the world. The heroic nature, and tragic interruption of his made Terry Fox an enduring Canadian icon.